Grab and Go Breakfast
Beginning January 7, 2019
Breakfast meals are purchased in the same way as your child purchases lunch. Each meal is $1.75 and can be purchased with cash or your child’s debit account.
Did you know…
- Breakfast fuels the body and brain.
Breakfast provides energy for children’s growing minds and bodies. Research shows that students who eat breakfast have increased physical endurance to help them make it through the school day.
- Studies show that children who eat breakfast perform better in school.
Breakfast eaters have increased alertness, improved attendance and less tardiness, better behavior, decreased reports of illness (stomachaches, headaches, etc.), and better performance on tests.
- Not all students eat a healthy breakfast every day.
Despite considerable evidence that eating breakfast has beneficial impacts, few children consume a regular morning meal. These students are missing out on key nutrients needed for health and academic success. One of the most frequently reported barriers to breakfast is time. School breakfast offers students a quick and easy opportunity for a morning meal.
- School breakfast is a healthy choice for families.
School breakfast includes a choice of entrée, fruit or 100% juice, and low fat or fat-free milk. School meals must, by federal law, meet nutrition regulations based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- School breakfast helps students maintain a healthy weight.
Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast on a regular basis have a better overall diet and are less likely to be overweight. Items offered served as part of the School Breakfast Program are low in fat, sugar, and sodium (salt) and are served in portion sizes that are appropriate for children.