With the generous support of the Walmart Foundation, Partners for BIC has provided technical assistance and over $11 million in funding to support the implementation of breakfast after the bell models in more than 500 schools in 70 districts, leading to over 100,000 additional children eating a healthy school breakfast since 2010.
School districts that implement breakfast after the bell models reap the many benefits of school breakfast. Eating breakfast at school helps children perform better. Numerous published studies show that academic achievement among students who eat school breakfast tends to improve, especially in vocabulary, math, and standardized tests. Students who eat breakfast at school also have better attendance and tend to behave better. Eating breakfast reduces food insecurity, can improve children’s diets and may reduce their risk of obesity.