The following report presents selected findings from an online survey of parents of children in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 in the state of Iowa (n=8,982). The purpose of the survey was to 1) evaluate parents’ knowledge of the school breakfast program at their child’s school, 2) determine parents’ perceptions the school breakfast program in general, and 3) identify general breakfast consumption behaviors of school-aged children. The results of the survey will be used to better understand why school breakfast participation in Iowa is low compared to rates of school lunch participation, and inform ways in which the Iowa Department of Education can work to increase school breakfast participation in the state. This survey represents one component of a larger body of recent research related to school breakfast in the state of Iowa.
School breakfast programs, Iowa, parents
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