Monday, May 28, 2012

Breakfast For Learning

I came across an interesting article this weekend, which talked about the first large-scale study of school breakfast programs done in Canada. 
Click here for the article
The study, done within the Toronto District School Board, mentions staggering statistics such as the fact that 51 per cent of elementary students and 68 per cent of high school students came to school without eating breakfast! Thankfully, the study shows that students who ate breakfast through the school breakfast program showed in increase in general health, behaviour and academics. 

Nevertheless, as the article states: "Canada is one of few developed nations that does not have a national child breakfast program." I saw the breakfast program be an outstanding success at my previous school as well, and if your school doesn't already have it, I would highly encourage everyone to do what they can to encourage their schools to participate in a breakfast program. 

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