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Project breakFAST Toolkit now in the national SNAP-Ed library

By Mary Schroeder, Extension educator

In 2012, several University of Minnesota Extension staff started working with the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Project breakFAST research study. The purpose of the study was to increase breakfast participation in high schools by implementing a grab and go breakfast. Breakfast participation in intervention schools increased by 49% more than comparison schools, and breakfast and participation by student breakfast skippers at intervention schools increased by 81% more than students at comparison schools.

The tools and resources used are available online in the Project breakFAST Toolkit. To date, over 268 people have downloaded the toolkit including large school districts such as Boston, MA and Fort Worth, TX. In addition the Project breakFAST Toolkit was just added to the national online SNAP-Ed Library.

Extension staff who assisted with the Project breakFAST research project include: Mary Caskey, Bonnie Christiansen, Dianne Davis-Kenning, Margaret Haggenmiller, Stephanie Hakes, Betsy Johnson, Andrea Kronbach, DeeAnn Leines, Darlyce Rangaard, Kam Schroeder, and Mary Schroeder.

You can learn more about Project breakFAST by visiting the website or reading the final report.

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