You’ve likely heard the old adage, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
It turns out, there’s a lot of truth to that, especially when it comes to students.
Extensive studies show that children who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to:
- Have better concentration and memory.
- Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math.
- Score higher on standardized tests.
- Maintain increased energy throughout the day.
- Consume a higher intake of important vitamins and minerals.
- Maintain a healthier body weight, which may reduce the chance of obesity and adverse health conditions.
The reality is, millions of children across the country do not have access to a healthy breakfast – nearly 20% – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Every year, Philabundance provides for hundreds of thousands of nutritious meals for children and families to enjoy during the school year, throughout the holiday season, over the summer, and beyond. Our Backpack, Lunch Box, School Pantry, and Produce Distribution programs are a few of our signature food initiatives aimed at helping to bridge the gap for our community’s children to grow and thrive.
This month, Philabundance is celebrating National School Breakfast Week (March 7th through 11th), held annually during National Nutrition Month. We’re asking for your help to spread the word through the “Hear the Pennsylvania Crunch” social media campaign.
We, along with our partners from Feeding Pennsylvania, are encouraging you, your family, friends, and colleagues to join us by posting a photo crunching an apple on our social media sites Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin. Be sure to use the hashtag #HearThePaCrunch and tag @feedingpa and @Philabundance. Learn more about us at philabundance.org.
If you want to take additional action you can use this Feeding America tool to contact your members of Congress to ask them not to let critical policies that help ensure kids get meals expire.