The National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are two underutilized child nutrition programs. Nearly 1 in 6 children in Massachusetts live in food insecure homes. These programs are crucial in bridging the hunger gap for these children as well as ensuring that all children and teens in the state receive the nutritious meals they need to learn and thrive.
Starting the day with a nutritious meal is important for every student—no matter their family’s income level—but for children who don't eat breakfast at home, school breakfast is especially important. Great school breakfast programs across the state ensure all students start the school day with a healthy meal, leading to better education and health outcomes. Learn more.
For children who rely on school meals to provide over 50 percent of their daily calories, summer vacation can mean not knowing where their next meal is coming from. The SFSP helps to fill the void by providing meals during the summer months. Learn more.