Each year Eos publishes an annual School Breakfast Report Card, which serves as a tool to increase school breakfast participation in high poverty school districts across the Commonwealth. 2019’s School Breakfast Report Card ranks the state’s 625 high poverty schools on their school breakfast participation rates – a measure of success for alleviating childhood hunger. Despite increases in school breakfast participation over the past three years, nearly 159,000 low-income students are still missing out on a nutritious morning meal each school day.
By moving breakfast to after the bell when students are in attendance, everyone has equal access to the meal and participation soars leading to better academic and health outcomes for kids. If all high poverty schools adopted and ran optimal ATB programs, they would draw down an additional $32 million in USDA funds to cash-strapped district nutrition departments statewide.
Due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus, a Report Card was not published in 2020.