Perry Local Schools Celebrate National School Breakfast Week: March 2 – 6

Children who eat breakfast at school start the day ready to learn—reflected in higher test scores and better classroom behavior.   However, only half of the children who eat lunch at school also eat school breakfast according to the Food Research and Action Council.  To increase participation in the School Breakfast Program, Perry Local schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week.  Slated for March 2-6, 2015, National School Breakfast Week is a week long celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents. 

The 2015 National School Breakfast Week theme, “Make the Grade with School Breakfast” reminds everyone in the school community – parents, students & staff – that a healthy school breakfast sets students up for a day of learning and academic success. Perry Local School’s Cafeterias will promote school breakfast week with special menus and promotions.

Too many children are showing up at school hungry, and we know hungry children can’t learn.  A healthy breakfast helps students focus in the classroom and perform better. That’s why we offer a healthy breakfast every morning in our schools to get them set for a busy school day.  Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost and free meals to students. Breakfast is served daily in the school cafeterias 15 minutes prior to the beginning of school.

Breakfast Price:  $1.25/Reduced $.30

Lunch Price:  Elementary & Pfeiffer – $2.25/Reduced $.40;  Edison and High School – $2.50/Reduced $.40

Those that qualify for free/reduced lunch also qualify for free/reduced breakfast.

 

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