New Report on School Breakfast Shows Texas Outperforms Most States; Houston ISD Ranks 3rd Among America’s Big Cities

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January 30, 2012

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Two new national reports on the National School Breakfast Program demonstrate Texas’ strong commitment to improving the nutrition, health, and academic achievement of its students by providing them a nutritious start to the school day.

The Food Research and Action Center’s (FRAC) School Breakfast Scorecard 2011 finds that Texas has the highest percentage of schools offering breakfast to students of any state in the nation, with 100 percent of schools offering a School Breakfast Program

FRAC released a companion report comparing school breakfast participation in large, urban school districts across America. School Breakfast in America’s Big Cities: School Year 2010–2011 finds that the Houston Independent School District (Houston ISD) ranks 3rd among urban school districts in the percentage of eligible students eating breakfast at school.