School Breakfast Challenge shows positive results

Over 900 Pennsylvania schools participated in the School Breakfast Challenge.

PHILADELPHIA—A statewide effort to get more students to eat breakfast is yielding surprisingly positive results.

In a recent contest, Philadelphia's Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences, a middle school, beat out 900 other Pennsylvania schools in the so-called School Breakfast Challenge.

The school on East Courtland Street in North Philadelphia achieved the largest increase in breakfast participation in the state, improving from 29 percent of students in October 2013 to an average of 77 percent during January through March of this year.