School Wide Activity

Initiative Description: A universal-free school breakfast program (USBP). Children and their parents in three inner city schools were recruited for this study, prior to the implementation of the USBP.

Study Results: Improvements in math grades and behavior were found to be significantly related to changes in nutrient intake (F = 3.3, d.f. = 2, p < 0.05).

Reference: Kleinman, R.E., Hall, S., Green, H., Korzec-Ramirez, D., Patton, K., Pagano, M.E., & Murphy, J.M. (2002). Diet, Breakfast, and Academic Performance in Children. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, 46, 24–30.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good