School Nutrition Programs Can Be Important Part of Social and Emotional Learning


Schools increasingly recognize the importance of addressing the needs of the whole child, including a focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) – and one good place to find opportunities to support SEL among students may, in fact, be during school breakfast! 

Child Trends recently collaborated with the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom to examine the experiences of three school districts in implementing Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) as a strategy to reduce the number of students who start their school day hungry.

Read Successes and Challenges Among Schools Receiving Support from Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom to learn more about how BIC improves SEL and reduces absenteeism.