From NJ Spotlight.com.  Fewer Kids are eating breakfast…

From NJ Spotlight.com. Fewer Kids are eating breakfast…

State ranks dead last in percentage of schools eligible for federal nutrition funds that actually participate in the program, according to new report

The number of children eating breakfast at schools in New Jersey dropped last year for the first time this decade — a development that concerns advocates who say it means fewer low-income students are getting a meal that research shows boosts their participation in class.

The Annual School Breakfast Scorecard released today by the Food Research and Action Center also shows that New Jersey had the smallest percentage of eligible schools participating in the federal school-breakfast program, dropping from 50th to 51st, including the District of Columbia.