School Wide Activity

School Breakfast Program

Initiative Description: Breakfasts were prepared by a hired Food Technician (who arrived at the preschool about an hour before the children) in accordance with the School Breakfast Program (SBP) Guidelines formulated by the federal government. Menus varied across the eight weeks of the program.

Study Results:Improvements in battery of cognitive tests were of a greater magnitude in the SBP group.

Reference: Worobey, J., & Worobey, H. S. (1999). The impact of a two-year school breakfast program for preschool-aged children on their nutrient intake and pre-academic performance. Child Study Journal, 29(2), 113–131. Retrieved from

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good