“Dallas has one of the highest child poverty rates in the nation. Hunger is an unfortunate reality for many of our students, and hungry students are more likely to have behavioral, health and academic problems than children who get enough to eat.
Research has demonstrated that eating breakfast helps students pay attention, improves academic performance and leads to better behavior in the classroom. In addition, children who eat breakfast are healthier and have fewer absences.
Breakfast in the classroom is a proven way to improve student learning.
We appreciate the fact that breakfast in the classroom requires extra work on the part of our teachers. When we surveyed our teachers in the schools that were piloting the breakfast in the classroom program, a clear majority told us that the benefits to the students were worth the extra effort. We are thankful that are teachers are always willing to go the extra mile for our students.”
Trustee Dan Micciche, Dallas ISD School Board