More than 2 million Texas Students participate in the School Breakfast Program every day! Why not be one of them?
3 Reasons Why You Should Participate in the School Breakfast Program
- Fuels Learning
Kids and teens can concentrate on their schoolwork better when they’re not hungry. Studies show that kids do better in school when they eat breakfast.
- Provides Better Nutrition
Studies show that people who eat breakfast have higher intakes of dietary fiber, B vitamins, calcium, iron, and other nutrients.
- Saves time
School breakfast can simplify mornings for families by offering kids and teens healthy options that fit into their schedule.
What’s on the Menu?
A full cup of fruit is available every day, providing nutrients that are important for kids’ healthy, such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid).
Some breakfast menus may offer items such as eggs, nuts, or meats to pair with whole-grain options.
Kids and teens need the calcium, protein, and vitamin D found in milk for strong bones, teeth, and muscles.
Starting every day the whole grains way gives kids and teens B, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to feel fuller longer so they stay alert to concentrate at school.
Every breakfast does not include vegetables, but some schools may offer them in place of fruits.
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