Project Title

Improving High School Breakfast Environments

Date Awarded



Public Health

Project Description

Mary Hearst, PhD, Associate Professor, is a Co-investigator on a $2.5 million five-year National Institute of Health funded BreakFAST Study. Marilyn S. Nanney, the principal investigator, is from the University of Minnesota Department of Medicine, Family and Community Health Division. The BreakFAST study is a group randomized trial aimed at increasing school breakfast participation among rural adolescents through policy and environmental-level school changes. The grant has recruited 2,512 students who eat breakfast three or fewer times per week (breakfast skippers) from 16 schools, oversampling for racial minority students. The intervention is completed. Next steps include dissemination of the findings and of the program to control schools.

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