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June 17, 2014
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SNA Special Report:
Healthy Breakfast and Nutrition (Part 1)
Breakfast has long been called the most important meal of the day. The message has moved from the mouths of parents to school nutrition professionals and administrators as more connections are being made between full stomachs and strong academics.

In this two-part SNA Special Report, we examine the connection between nutrition and achievement, as well as the latest in health and nutrition.

In Part 2, on Thursday, we also look at the challenges and changes facing school nutrition professionals as well as menu updates seen in schools today. Readers will also find handy resources from SNA in this special report.

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Achievement & Hunger 
  • N.C. district weighs expanding universal breakfast program
    Durham Public Schools in North Carolina next year may expand a program to offer free breakfast to all students after a successful pilot at 22 schools. More students ate breakfast in the participating schools, which received an increase in federal and state reimbursements of $7,001. "It's not a significant amount for the 22 schools, but any type of excess, when you're feeding more kids and getting a bigger impact is a positive," said Jim Keaten, the district's executive director of child nutrition services. The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.) (free registration) (5/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Access to food found to worsen for some students in summer
    Many of the 1 in 4 students in Ohio who live in "food insecure" homes are less likely to have access to nutritious meals over the summer, according to the "Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation" study by the Food Research and Action Center. Data show that only a fraction of eligible students in Ohio participate in summer-meal programs. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (6/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Minn. schools encourage more students to eat breakfast
    Schools in Minnesota are taking steps to encourage more students to eat breakfast in school. About 120 schools statewide now are part of the School Breakfast Initiative, run by Children's Defense Fund and Hunger-Free Minnesota. Meanwhile, one district already started a program to serve free breakfasts to all students at some schools. Since that program launched in October, one school reported a 78% increase in breakfast consumption. Sun Newspapers (Minn.) (5/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Health & Nutrition 
  • Dietitian: More fiber may reduce children's stomach pain
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    Pediatric stomach pain often is linked to constipation, which can come from eating too little dietary fiber, writes registered dietitian Beth Wallace Smith, who recommends that children get five servings of fruits and vegetables daily and that half of grains be whole grains. She writes that parents should gradually increase the amount of fiber their children eat and that one tip for choosing higher-fiber foods is to check ingredient labels to make sure they have at least 3 grams per serving. (Philadelphia)/Healthy Kids blog (6/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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