Sara Coulter, MPH, RD
Biostats and Data Management
Qi Wang, MS, and Susan Lowry
Andy Berndt of Community BluePrint
National Cancer Institute
Project BREAK was a joint effort between four Minnesota high schools and the University of Minnesota, Program in Health Disparities Research. The goal of the project was to determine whether or not student participation in the School Breakfast Program could be increased by adding convenient breakfast serving and eating locations. Researchers surveyed 208 randomly selected students to determine if the additional serving and eating locations affected student participation, student diet (total calories of food categories consumed in a day) and student body mass index.
Findings and Results
Publications and Presentations
- Improving School Breakfast Participation in High Schools Project BREAK!: Outcomes of a Pilot Study
Nanney, Marilyn S., PhD, MPH, RD; Coulter, Sara, MPH, RD; Fong, Sherri, MPH: Wang, Qi, MS; Lowry, Susan, BS.
Supporting Documents and Research Instruments
During the study, students teamed up with Project Break! to create promotional videos to help increase student breakfast at their schools. Below are three student videos created in conjunction with Community Blueprint.