Providing free food to students improves scores, reduces tardiness and boosts overall well-being

December 14, 2011

Despite the overwhelming evidence that shows that providing free healthy food to students results in an immediate jump in test scores alongside improved behaviour and reduced tardiness ,there is still no stable source of funding for such programs. Schools rely on donations from communities and businesses resulting in inconsistent delivery of programs. An article by Stephen Hume is the Vancouver Sun argues that providing stable funding to such programs would be the most efficient way to improve the performance of students in our schools.