Breakfast at the Best Time and Place|
The federal School
Breakfast Program provides a rare trifecta of benefits: it fosters academic
achievement, routes federal funds to public school districts, and supports
student health, including healthy body weight. Recent concerns that some
students may be eating two breakfasts (one at school and one elsewhere) have
called into question the benefits of serving Classroom Breakfast. While there
are currently no robust studies that show the extent and impact of students
eating “double breakfast” through the Classroom Breakfast model, the detriment
of missing breakfast is incontrovertible.
Students who don’t eat breakfast are more likely to be obese or
overweight compared with their peers who eat breakfast.
Students who don’t eat breakfast demonstrate poorer cognitive function
than their more well-nourished peers.
Students who don’t eat breakfast have overall diets that are less healthy
compared with students who eat breakfast.
Moreover, research shows that breakfasts served at school are often more
nutritious than breakfasts served at home or elsewhere.
Access study citations and
read CFPA’s full statement on Classroom Breakfast.
CFPA Legislative Update
AB 1872 (Alejo)
AB 1872 Improving Child Care Nutrition was heard in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations on
Wednesday, May 9. Due to estimated costs, the bill was moved to the suspense
file. CFPA is working with the author and committee staff to ensure that all
possible steps are taken to move AB 1872 to the Assembly Floor.
Ellen at 510.301.0824 or
Elyse at 619.501.8248
Learn more about AB 1872.
Los Angeles County Launches CalFresh
CFPA, along many community
partners, is looking forward to the exciting activities planned for the Los Angeles
Department of Social Services CalFresh Awareness Month beginning on May 1,
2012. LA DPSS is sponsoring numerous events throughout LA County that will provide
information and visibility in order to increase CalFresh participation among
Learn more about CalFresh Awareness Month.
If you are in the Los Angeles area, we hope that you
partake in one of the events. Take a look at the LA DPSS calendar of events.