The Effect of Universal-Free School Breakfast on Milk Consumption and Nutrient Intake

By Erin Nolen and Kathy Krey.

Published by Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federally assisted meal program designed to provide students in public and nonprofit private schools access to breakfast. Universal-free school breakfast works well at schools that have a high percentage of low-income students and can be served in the cafeteria before school or with an alternative service delivery model, like Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC). The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of BIC on milk consumption and how that consequently affects the nutrient intakes of third through fifth graders.

Keywords: Universal-Free School Breakfast, Milk, Shortfall Nutrient Intake

Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2015, pp.23-33. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: September 16, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 674.329KB)).

Erin Nolen

Research Project Manager, Research, Texas Hunger Initiative, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA

Dr. Kathy Krey

Director of Research, Research, Texas Hunger Initiative, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA