Media release: Floyd County Schools proudly announces Armuchee High, Coosa High, Model High, Pepperell High, and Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy as the recipients of grants from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), funded by Kellogg Company Fund. Floyd County Child Nutrition will use the grants to purchase carts and equipment to deliver grab and go breakfasts to help more students start the day with a nutritious school breakfast.
“We are thrilled to receive these grants and to have the support of Food Research & Action Center and the Kellogg Company Fund,” said Donna Carver. “We will put it to good use as we help more students in Floyd County start each day with a nutritious breakfast.”
Research shows that children who start the day with breakfast tend to do better in school. Breakfast can help kick-start metabolism, energy and focus for learning and can help set children up for the day ahead. Together, cereal plus one cup of milk is a leading source of 10 nutrients important to growing bodies, and may provide four of the nutrients Americans are missing most – calcium, potassium, vitamin D and fiber.
Unfortunately, millions of children don’t get that kick-start they need to help be alert to learn in the classroom. According to FRAC’s 2015-16 School Breakfast Scorecard, for every 100 low income students who participated in school lunch, only 54 ate school breakfast—which means there are millions of low-income children who are not receiving a nutritious school breakfast.
“We are grateful for the support of dedicated partners like Kellogg Company that are committed to ending childhood hunger,” said Alison Maurice, Child Nutrition Policy Analyst, FRAC. “These grants made possible by the Kellogg Company will help expand availability, accessibility, and participation in the School Breakfast Program. Mounting evidence shows that school breakfast is one of the best ways to support the health and academic potential of children, particularly low-income children.”
“We know the power of breakfast in fueling better days and better lives, which is why we’re pleased to partner with the Food Research & Action Center to provide a grant to support the school breakfast program in Floyd County. By providing access to nutritious food, together, we are helping to improve the school experience for thousands of children,” said Julie Bosley, Director, Philanthropy, Kellogg Company.
Expanding school breakfast programs is part of Kellogg Company’s Breakfasts for Better Days global signature cause, launched in 2013. Through Breakfast for Better Days, Kellogg is seeking to expand breakfast programs around the globe, maximize product donations and advocate for the important role breakfast plays in the diet. To date, Kellogg has provided more than 1.4 billion servings of cereal and snacks (more than half of which are breakfast) to children and families in need around the world through Breakfasts for Better Days.