In-Classroom Breakfast May Be Required at Some Texas Schools
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Schools in Texas do a pretty good job reaching children in need with their breakfast programs, but there is still a lot of room for growth. The Lone Star State ranks seventh best in the nation, but Celia Cole, CEO of the Texas Food Bank Network, says thousands still arrive to class hungry every day. "If we did better, we could really boost academic achievement in our low-income student population, and at the same time bring in about $64 million more in annual federal aid." Right now, about 60 percent of low-income Texas kids in the school lunch program also receive breakfast. The extra $64 million would come if that figure were raised to 70 percent.