TAKE TIME FOR BREAKFASTMost Americans know how important breakfast is, but hectic morning schedules make it difficult to squeeze in a healthy meal. Kellogg’s Corporation concluded from their Breakfast in America survey, that 40 percent of U.S. children do not eat breakfast daily. In our school district the number is even lower at only 11 percent of our student body participating, based on recent sales data.Research demonstrates the importance of providing breakfast to children and youth. Children who eat a good breakfast tend to perform better in school, have a better attendance record and exhibit fewer behavior problems. In addition, children who eat a good breakfast develop healthy eating habits, visit the school nurse less frequently and are less likely to be obese. Despite the benefits of breakfast, for a variety of reasons, many families can't provide a healthy breakfast every morning.
The answer – SCHOOL BREAKFAST! Every school day, Tea Area’s breakfast program offers students a healthy breakfast that meets federal nutrition standards and guidelines. The full price for a breakfast is $ 1.50 for students. Breakfast is included in USDA meal benefit program, which means when a student qualifies for free or reduced price lunch, this also applies to breakfast. Breakfast service begins at 7:50 am and continues through 8:10 am.