School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: Free breakfast at the beginning of each school day for 4 months.

Study Results: An improved food pattern was seen among the male students in the intervention group, as measured by a healthy eating index after the intervention.

Reference: Ask, A. S., Hernes, S., Aarek, I., Johannessen, G., & Haugen, M. (2006). Changes in dietary
pattern in 15 year old adolescents following a 4 month dietary intervention with school
breakfast–a pilot study. Nutrition Journal, 5(1), 1-6.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good