The School Breakfast Program is a critical, proven way to reduce hunger and improve health and learning among school-age children.

With the passage of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010, school breakfast is free for all students in D.C. Public Schools and public charter schools.

The District of Columbia ranks fourth in the nation for school breakfast participation, according to the Food Research & Action Center’s School Breakfast Scorecard. Progress is being made, but greater investments are needed to ensure more low-income children start their day ready to learn.