There are 390,000 of public school children are enrolled in the free and reduced-price meal program. Children who eat school breakfast increase their math and reading scores as well as improve their speed and memory in cognitive tests, and perform better on standardized tests than those who skip breakfast or even have breakfast at home.
Maryland Meals for Achievement is a successful approach to meals in the classroom. It was level funded last year. We urged an increase in this year’s budget.
April 10, 2016
MMFA was not increased in the Governor’s Budget and the budget was passed with no increase.