Seize the morning with breakfast!

Research shows that breakfast is an integral component of academic success. “There are consistent benefits of eating breakfast every day,” says Amy Korth, family living program specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “The evidence indicates that children who eat breakfast succeed academically and have fewer behavior and discipline problems.”

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New program could help Wisconsin schools fight child hunger

More than 100 school districts across Wisconsin may use “community eligibility” to provide free school meals to all of their students starting this fall. An additional 87 school districts are near eligibility, according to a report created by the Department of Public Instruction.

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Statewide School Breakfast Challenge winners announced

Contact: Amy Alvig, 608-265-3232, amy.alvig@ces.uwex.edu Madison, Wis.– During the 2011-12 school year, Cooperative Extension and the Department of Public Instruction challenged Wisconsin schools to increase their student participation in school breakfast programs. Extension’s Family Living Programs and the Department of Public Instruction have collaborated to help school districts start new programs or improve existing ones […]

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Want a stress-free school morning? Try eating breakfast

For immediate release September 7, 2010 Contact: Julia E. Salomon, 920-924-5622, julia.salomon@ces.uwex.edu  Fond du Lac, Wis.–While timers and checklists of morning tasks may reduce children’s stress on school mornings, providing kids with breakfast can also play a role in getting a more peaceful start to the day. Research suggests a link between consistent breakfast consumption […]

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Attracting more kids to school breakfast programs

Fond du Lac workshop April 14 will focus on new approaches  Contact: Julia E. Salomón, 920-924-5622, julia.salomon@ces.uwex.edu or  Fond du Lac ,Wis.—If you build it, they will come, may have been a strategy that worked in the past. But when it comes to school breakfast programs, build it and make it easy for them to […]

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Applying for free, reduced-price meals benefits schools and families

Number of returned applications affects many types of school funding Contact: Julia E. Salomon, 920-924-5622, julia.salomon@ces.uwex.edu Inundated with school-related forms to sign and complete? One important form that parents often overlook is the application for free and reduced-priced school meals. “Many people assume that these forms are only for limited income families, but it is […]

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