NC schools putting emphasis on breakfast

Friday, February 21, 2014

Breakfast programs in North Carolina public schools may be one possible solution to battling student hunger and raising test scores.

At the 2014 N.C. Child Hunger Leaders Conference in Durham on Wednesday, school leaders from across the state heard that only one in three eligible students eats breakfast at school.

Part of the reason is the stigma attached to eating breakfast at school, said Jim Keaten, executive director of Child Nutrition Services in the Durham Public Schools.

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