Benefits of Breakfast
Eating breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test scores. Children who eat breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and get along with their peers than those who do not. Breakfast helps children pay attention, perform problem-solving tasks, and improves memory.
Children who eat school breakfast are likely to have fewer absences and incidents of tardiness than those who do not. By eating breakfast, students get more of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, dietary fiber, folate and protein.
Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast on a regular basis are less likely to be overweight. Eating breakfast as a child is important for establishing healthy habits for later in life.
Schools that provide breakfast in the classroom to all students have shown decreases in tardiness and suspensions as well as improved student behavior and attentiveness.
What you eat for breakfast can have an impact on learning. One study showed that eating breakfast food high in fiber and low in sugar for breakfast helped students sustain the cognitive effects of breakfast.
School Breakfast provides ¼ the recommended amounts of protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C for the day.
Breakfast is served daily!
Lunch is served daily!
The cost of a school lunch is $2.25 for students. Milk is included with the cost of the meal. Meal times are as follows: Kindergarten 10:45-11:15, 2nd Grade 11:20-11:55, 1st grade 11:55-12:25 and 3rd grade 12:35-1:05.
The lunchroom would rather parents pay for lunch by the month. Please make checks payable to: Food Service. Free and reduced priced lunches are available for those who qualify. Forms are available at registration and in the school office.
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Check out this link for some great nutrition ideas!
Review and download these resources and use them to motivate moms to offer whole grains, low-fat milk and fruits and vegetables as part of family meals and snacks! Click here: www.fns.usda.gov/fns/corenutritionmessages/
Keep updated on the changes at www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday.
Huntingdon Food Services Supervisor