March 9, 2018

School Breakfast Programs Benefit Students, Schools

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a picture of high school students holding a sign that says breakfast equals success
Students at Little Rock’s Hall High at the launch of the Good2Go Breakfast Program

Governor Hutchinson has proclaimed March School Breakfast Month in Arkansas, and our partners–The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Arkansas Department of Education, and others–are taking the opportunity to raise awareness about the many benefits–and growth–of school breakfast programs in Arkansas.

In addition, Gov. Hutchinson joined the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Baptist Health and the Little Rock School District for an announcement of a new partnership to help more students at Hall, J.A. Fair and McClellan high schools have a nutritious breakfast. The Good2Go breakfast program, funded by Baptist Health, will help provide students with tasty, nutritious and portable foods to start the school day. You can read more about that program here. Check out the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance’s Facebook page to see photos from the event.

Increasing the number of schools that offer alternative breakfast programs is a strategy of HAA Priority 3: Nutritional Standards in Schools-early childcare through college. Ensuring students have healthy, nutritious foods at the beginning of the school day supports student learning, and helps establish a foundation for lifelong health.

Want to learn more about HAA or get involved with one of the three areas of change? Send us your contact information and we’ll be in touch.