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Utah Breakfast Expansion Team (UBET)

breakfast-in-the-classroom-9-15-8-07amUBET was formed in 2014 in response to the state’s consistently low participation in the School Breakfast Program (SBP); Utah currently ranks last in the nation.

Research shows that eating breakfast at school is associated with:

  • improved behavior and health
  • better academic performance in reading, science and math
  • reduced tardiness and absenteeism
  • improved nutrition reduced risk of disordered eating, depression, and anxiety
  • improved food security

Resources:

 

Starting the Day Right: Best Practices for Increasing School Breakfast Participation in Utah Schools (School Year 2014-2015) This report describes innovative breakfast delivery models that can help increase school breakfast participation. In addition, it provides valuable school breakfast participation data that can help in assessing the success of current SBPsThis report can be used to identify which districts are effectively reaching low-income students with breakfast, and which are not.

Working to Increase Breakfast Participation in Utah Schools – This two-sided flyer provided general information about UBET on one side and ways to improve school breakfast participation on the other.

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Questions about UBET? Contact Marti Woolford at woolford@uah.org

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