More Wisconsin kids are eating breakfast, according to a new report from the state Department of Public Instruction. DPI health consultant Jon Hisgen calls it an encouraging trend. “There is very strong correlation;”says Hisgen about the relationship between kids eating properly and how well they learn.
Participation is up about 30 percent in the past decade. Wisconsin used to rank dead last in the country for school breakfast participation. Hisgen says the Badger State has moved up at least one, in part by efforts of Governor Doyle.
About two-thirds of schools that serve lunch, now also provide breakfast for students.
Contributed by John Colbert-WIBA