WASHINGTON, March 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, MARCH 6: BREAKFAST AT SCHOOL
Profile America -- Sunday, March 6th. It's been known for many years that children learn better if they aren't hungry. That's the guiding principle behind National School Breakfast Week, which starts tomorrow. Many nutritional experts believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, coming as it does 12 hours or more since a person's last meal. This is especially true for children, whose energy level must be maintained to fully function in the classroom. Because of low family income, more than 11 million children across the U.S. take part in the federal School Breakfast Program every month. The companion National School Lunch Program is much larger -- serving lunch to just over 31 million children monthly, either at no cost or at a reduced price. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 163
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 568
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau