While it’s hardly news that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, school officials, teachers, parents, and students alike are paying more attention than ever to the role breakfast actually plays in our kids’ educational development. Javier Hernandez, of the New York Times, discusses in this November 16th article how school-funded free breakfast programs have gained a new level of success since they’ve taken the meals out of the cafeteria and into the classroom. Attributing the lack of student participation in the free breakfast program to the stigma attached to going to school early to eat, school officials have begun offering morning meals in the classroom. Many students are thrilled about having the opportunity to eat with their friends in a quiet environment, and teachers are thrilled to have kids with full stomachs and open minds. Learn more about these success stories and how this trend is spreading across the country here:
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