Maryland Hunger Solutions has just released a new report, Reducing Childhood Hunger with the School Breakfast Program: Maryland’s Report Card. Garrett County scored an A+ and is third in the state. Click here for the full report. (Garrett County’s Report Card can be found on page 21.)
This report raises awareness about the important role that school breakfast plays in reducing food insecurity among Maryland’s children and improving their overall health and well-being. Food insecurity is a condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food – a problem that affects 1 in 8 Marylanders, many of whom are children. Research shows that children who eat school breakfast are less likely to be food insecure and are more likely to have success in school.
Maryland has continued to make strides in improving participation in school breakfast. Innovative models, such as Breakfast in the Classroom, and funding options such as the Community Eligibility Provision have helped provide needed nutrition to students all over the state.
Congratulations to Garrett County's school breakfast program!
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