Snapshot of School Breakfast in Michigan
Over 87% of Michigan schools that offer school lunch also offer school breakfast.
While that seems impressive, Michigan ranks 36th in the nation for the number of schools that offer school breakfast
For every 10 students who eat school lunch, only 4 (43%) participate in school breakfast.
Not only is breakfast important to academics and health, but it can have an economic benefit for schools.
Michigan is losing available federal funding every day a student does not eat school breakfast.
If Michigan school were able to close the breakfast:lunch participation gap from 42.9% to 60%, as recommended by Former Michigan State Superintendent Flanagan, we would have had an estimated $22.9 million in additional funding in 2012 alone.
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