The Oakland County is Better with Breakfast program is a groundbreaking public/non-profit collaboration between the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Oakland Schools and United Way for Southeastern Michigan with the goal of expanding access to breakfast for students in eligible schools across Oakland County. It is the largest county-wide effort to expand breakfast in Michigan.
All children deserve a healthy breakfast to start their day. Children who eat breakfast perform better academically and have fewer behavioral issues. Together, we can help Oakland County students get the nutrition they need to feel better and do better at school. Check out this video to learn more.
Oakland County Better with Breakfast Press Conference
On March 7, 2019, the Board held a press conference announcing the launch of the Oakland County Better with Breakfast program at Southfield Regional Academic Campus (SRAC) in Southfield where the program has already been successfully implemented.
Speakers included Board Chairman David T. Woodward, Commissioner Janet Jackson, President & CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan Dr. Darienne Driver, Superintendent of Oakland Schools Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson and SRAC Principal Dwayne Eason.
Full video of the press conference is available here.
VIDEO: CBS Eye on Detroit Segment (Aired: March 12, 2019)
- More than 200,000 Michigan children are not having their nutritional needs met
- 7,329 students in Oakland County may struggle with hunger
- 43% of Oakland County students getting a free or reduced-price lunch are also eating breakfast
- The Oakland County Better with Breakfast program goal is to boost the 43% above to 70% or more