A report released Tuesday by the Food Research and Action Center shows that Wyoming has made improvement in making sure low-income students are getting a nutritious breakfast. Crystal FitzSimons with FRAC says the program has many benefits.
FitzSimons said that there is still plenty of room for improvement, as Wyoming currently ranks near the bottom in providing breakfast for low-income students. She says the most successful programs offer breakfast to any student who wants one, thereby removing stigma, paperwork, and also helping families that don't have time in their busy schedules.
About 41 percent of low-income students receiving lunch at schools also get breakfast. The goal is to bump that to 70 percent – which would also bring several million dollars to the state in federal funding.