CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS: PDF OnlyWahlstrom Kyla L. PhD; Begalle, Mary S. RDTopics in Clinical Nutrition: December 1999 - p 17-29 Buy Abstract The Minnesota State Legislature established a grant program to explore providing nutritious breakfast to elementary school students. The Universal Breakfast Pilot was subsequently extended for 2 School years. Six schools participated in the study, plus three control schools. Participation in Breakfast Pilot saw a greater increase over those of other breakfast programs. Benefits cited included better concentration, increased alertness and energy, and a decrease in stomach aches and headaches. Administrators saw a decrease in discipline problems, and benefits in social behavior, attendance, and a general increase in math and reading scores. © 1999 Aspen Publishers, Inc.