February 20, 2008 Every child deserves a shot at a quality learning experience regardless of their social or socio-economic status.
Part of ensuring that level playing field is access to nutritional meals, especially breakfast.
Countless studies demonstrate that breakfast is an important meal—perhaps the most important of the day. Students who eat breakfast are more alert, perform better, have improved memory and problem-solving skills and receive the fuel necessary to kick-start their metabolism.
The opportunity for youngsters to partake in the nutritious meal is there for the taking at local school districts.
The School Breakfast Program allows students from all walks of life to eat breakfast at a low cost, sometimes as low as 30 cents for those who qualify. With today's economic pinch going on across the board, the School Breakfast Program is a winner for everyone, from those living on a tight budget to those who feel pressed for time.
Area school district food services directors encourage participation and are eager to spread the word about the program. The benefits are long term, they last a lifetime.