NYC takes a second look at breakfast in the classroom

04/20/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

New York City officials are concerned that programs to provide breakfast in the classroom may add to childhood-obesity problems because study data on elementary-school students showed that 21% of children were possibly eating two breakfasts: one at home and one at school. Supporters who want to expand the breakfast program to additional schools say it is needed because more than 25% of children in the city live in families with incomes below poverty level.

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