News

More Kids Eat Breakfast at School

More Kids Eat Breakfast at School

Not enough kids break the fast before they leave for school. New figures in a “School Breakfast Scorecard” publicized by the Illinois Hunger Coalition show Illinois’ participation in school breakfast programs is rising.

In the 2012-13 school year, 45.6 percent of the children who received free or reduced-price lunch also had breakfast at school. The coalition says that’s an increase of 7.5 percent over the year before.

“Just, in general, health issues with the obesity epidemic that’s going around, I think it is becoming important for these programs – there’s more emphasis on the nutritional aspects of these meals,” says Mark Haller, division administrator for nutrition and wellness at the Illinois State Board of Education.

“More children are eating school breakfast. That’s great news for children in our state, and such progress should – and must – be sustained,” the coalition said in a statement.

 

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Cast keeps ‘Heaven Is for Real’ grounded

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Connor Corum, left, and Greg Kinnear in a scene from "Heaven Is For Real."

Based on the true story described in the best-selling book, the film introduces us to a four year old boy who says he went to heaven.

in Music

Listen to Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’ demo

soundgarden

Ahead of the 20th anniversary reissue of "Superunknown," Soundgarden releases the demo version of "Black Hole Sun."

in Music

Nirvana stars relieved by Hall of Fame finale failure

davegrohl

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were just fine with the way the Rock Hall inductions ended.