Breakfast After the Bell Offers Second Chance for a Nutritious Meal

Breakfast After the Bell Offers Second Chance for a Nutritious Meal
Posted on 11/01/2019
Student sitting at school lunch table eating breakfast

One out of five children in Florida lives in a family that struggles to put enough food on the table, and when kids struggle with hunger, it’s harder for them to learn. The School District of Lee County’s Food & Nutrition Services Department has teamed up with No Kid Hungry to offer Breakfast After the Bell. Breakfast After the Bell is a second chance for students to get the breakfast available to them at the start of every school day after their first class.

“The Breakfast After the Bell program is helping to feed students and give them the brain fuel they need to focus, behave and learn in the classroom,” said Food & Nutrition Services Special Projects Coordinator Amy Carroll. “No child should grow up hungry. That’s why we are working together with No Kid Hungry, to make sure every child has the food they need to stay focused and ready to learn.”

Research shows that hunger affects kids’ test scores, behavior, attendance and graduation rates. School breakfast is an easy way to solve this problem.

“We are excited to partner with The School District of Lee County to ensure that more kids are eating breakfast at school every day,” said Sky Beard, No Kid Hungry Florida state director. “No Kid Hungry Florida is committed to the expansion of Breakfast After the Bell initiatives throughout the state as an important strategy to address child hunger.”

Lehigh Senior High School will be the first high school funded by No Kid Hungry Florida to implement Breakfast After the Bell.