Start Your Day with a Good Breakfast

Breakfast

We understand that mornings can be a busy time for most families so the Child Nutrition Department has made it convenient and easy for students to start their day with a nutritious morning meal at an affordable price of $2.00 or no charge for students that qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Students are welcome to go into their school's cafeteria to purchase breakfast before the start of school each day. Also, the following school cafeterias are open during the morning recess times for students to purchase a second chance breakfast meal- Birney Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Adams Middle School, Parras Middle School and Redondo Union High SchoolEach breakfast meal consist of a whole-grain entree item, fresh fruit, juice and milk. Eating a nutritious breakfast has many benefits including improving a student’s concentration, test scores and overall academic performance, and many more which are discussed in the section below. Please visit the 'Menus' page of the website for the monthly breakfast and lunch menus.

 

Breakfast Provides Benefits... Make it a Priority!

Higher Test Scores. Research has proven that children who eat breakfast have higher math and reading scores.

Improved Attendance. Studies show that students who eat breakfast are absent and tardy less often.

Fewer Trips to the School Nurse. When students eat breakfast, nurses report fewer hunger related office visits.

Improved Classroom Behavior. Students are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Principals confirm that they see fewer discipline problems when students have eaten breakfast.

Better Learning. Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.

More Time on Learning. When students have eaten, they are better able to concentrate and behave in the classroom. This allows teachers to spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline.