Topic: school breakfast

Donuts For Breakfast: Why School’s First Meals Need A Second Look

Donuts For Breakfast: Why School's First Meals Need A Second Look

In the last few years, there’s been a lot of attention paid to school lunches, which many low-income kids rely on to get adequate nutrition, and to learn healthy habits that will help them in their adult lives. But there’s been a lot less focus on “the most important meal of the day”–despite the fact that, nationwide, 11.7 million kids eat breakfast at school every day. Growing up, I was one of them, and I can tell you that most days, school breakfast consisted of donuts or sugary cereal. This week is National School Breakfast Week, which makes it a perfect time to talk about the misinformation and huge nutrition gap that’s facing the first meal. More »