Friday, March 6, 2009

Breakfast Program Grant : Recess Before Lunch

Implementing a Recess Before Lunch Program requires that students wait longer to eat which means that breakfast is especially important. With the down turn in the economy it has been reported that more and more students are attending school hungry often times as a result of skipping breakfast.

A new grant called the School Breakfast Program grant is available through Action for Healthy Kids and the Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund. The grant is aimed at increasing the number of children eating breakfast at school to start their day right.

Schools in every state meeting minimum grant requirements are eligible. School breakfast plays a critical role in addressing the epidemic of overweight and undernourished children. Research shows both educational and nutritional benefits to children who have school breakfast.

Awards will range between $500 and $2,000.

Click here to download a PDF of the grant application. Complete proposals are due to Action for Healthy Kids by Friday, April 10, 2009. More information can be found at www.actionforhealthykids.org or by contacting Sarah Titzer, director of team programs at (317) 884-0321 or Sarah@ActionForHealthyKids.org.