How ‘Bout Them Apples? Breakfast Bites: Apple Pie Oats

Brooke Jones Breakfast Bites, National Breakfast Program

“As American as apple pie” What’s the most important meal of the day? Everyone knows the answer to this question is breakfast. But did you know many Americans don’t have access to breakfast? In America, 42 million people struggle with hunger in their household, including 13 million children. At Feeding Children Everywhere, we believe everyone should be able to start …

Celebrate Rice this Month

Brooke Jones Breakfast Bites, FCE, Red Lentil Jambalaya

September is national rice month and Feeding Children Everywhere is ready to celebrate! It’s hard to imagine a small grain can have a whole month devoted to it, but when you look deeper you’ll see why.  Rice is one of the most important grains humans consume. People all over the world rely on rice as a staple in their diet. …

Breakfast Bites Are Climbing The Food Pyramid One Macronutrient At A Time

Danielle Lee Breakfast Bites, FCE, National Breakfast Program, Students

Cereal is the most popular breakfast option among children. It is a quick and easy way for students to get the nutrients they need to start their day. But why are children consuming the day’s necessary sugar intake before school even starts? On average, children’s cereals have 40 percent more sugars than adult cereals and twice the sugar of oatmeal. …

What Are Scottish Oats? Breakfast Bites “Hero” Has Fascinating Origin Story

Alisa Reynolds Breakfast Bites, FCE, Health

Great Scott! The hero of our new Breakfast Bites: Apple Pie Oats is a super-food with amazing health benefits — and a surprising origin story. The story of Scottish oats begins in, you guessed it … Scotland! Oatmeal has a long history in Scotland. Because of the country’s low temperature and high humidity, oats were a better-suited grain than wheat. …

Breakfast Bites: A Step Towards Ending The Free Breakfast Stigma For Low-Income Students

Danielle Lee Breakfast Bites, FCE, Fed 40, National Breakfast Program

Want to change a child’s future? Give them breakfast. Study after study has proven that children who eat breakfast perform better in school. Knowing this, most schools offer free breakfast for low-income students. But these breakfast programs have historically low participation rates. The reasons? “It can be embarrassing to feel singled out, and kids are especially sensitive to that pressure,” …

A New Hope — Breaking the Generational Cycle of Poverty

Robert Andrescik Breakfast Bites, National Breakfast Program

There is a common struggle that has united humanity since the beginning: survival. For the 13.1 million children in the U.S. facing food insecurity, that struggle still exists today. Food meets a fundamental human need, and a child who goes to school hungry has little chance of achieving his or her dreams. Children are experiencing lifelong consequences because of something …