Calculations: September is Breakfast for Learning Month

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1.15 million: Number of Canadian children who are at risk of getting nothing to eat before they go to school in the morning (source)

31%: Percentage of elementary school students who do not eat a healthy breakfast before school (source)

62%: Percentage of secondary school students who do not eat a healthy breakfast before school (source)

15%: Percentage of children who live below the poverty line (source)

40%: Percentage of aboriginal children who live below the poverty line (source)

>1/3: Proportion of all food bank users who are children (source)

88%: Percentage of schools with Breakfast for Learning programs that report improvement in classroom behaviour (source)

83%: Percentage of schools that report greater student success because of the program (source)

1: Canada is the only G8 country lacking a national school-based nutrition program (source)

>4.4 million: Number of meals and snacks provided by Breakfast for Learning in 2013-2014 (source)

150,000: Number of children fed each day by Breakfast Club of Canada (source)

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