Breakfast in the classroom blasted as obesity contributor

NYC study shows students are using the program to eat two morning meals.

April 23—Breakfast in the classroom has gained steam in many districts but administrators at NYC Schools are fighting the program as possibly contributing to obesity.

New York City's health department put a halt to the program in some schools after a study found that the Breakfast in the Classroom program, now used in 381 of the city’s 1,750 schools, was problematic because some children might be “inadvertently taking in excess calories by eating in multiple locations”—in other words, having a meal at home, or snacking on the way to school, then eating again in school.

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