Colorado Springs School District 11
Food & Nutrition Services presents...
Breakfast in the Classroom
House Bill 13-1006 was passed in Colorado, creating the Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program. The purpose of the program is to offer a breakfast at no charge to each student enrolled in a public school that has seventy percent or more students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch under the National School Lunch Program.
•Increase the total number of children eating breakfast on school days
•Increase the consumption of nutritious foods, making breakfast programs more effective
•Improve academic performance by preparing children to learn
•Improve the overall health of children in Colorado
•Increase access to healthful breakfast meals
•Reduce social stigma associated with eating breakfast before school
•Help combat childhood hunger
•Reduced rates of absences and tardiness1
•Increased academic success2, 3, 4
1. Taras H. (2005) Nutrition and student performance at school. Journal of School Health, 75(6):199-213.2.
2. Wahlstrom, K. L., & Begalle, M. S. (1999). More than test scores: Results of the universal school breakfast pilot in Minnesota. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 15(1), 17-29.
3. Powell, C., Walker, S., Chang, S., Grantham-McGregor, S. (1998). Nutrition and education: a randomized trial of the effects of breakfast in rural primary school children. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68(4), 873-879.
4. Benton, D., Parker, P. (1998). Breakfast, blood glucose, and cognition. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67(4), 772S-778S.