School Nutrition Kicking Off Breakfast in the Classroom Program at Taylor | Health
On Thursday, September 12, parents attending Taylor Elementary School’s PTO Meeting got a little taste of a new program kicking off this month at the school.
Taylor will be the first school in the District to participate in the School Nutrition Program’s Breakfast in the Classroom, which provides all students in the school with breakfast. Parents and students at the meeting were able to sample breakfast items, such as sausage biscuits, chicken biscuits, breakfast pizza and fruit, mini waffles, and pancakes.
“School breakfast is a great way for parents and teachers to help students improve their academic performance,” said School Nutrition Director Dr. Cleta Long. “Research shows that students who eat breakfast improve their concentration, increase their energy, and improve their overall health.”
Students will need to be at the school by 8:15 a.m. to begin their day with a healthy meal. Breakfast will be delivered to the classroom each morning and students will be able to eat with friends in the classroom.
“We are very excited to be a part of this new program,” Taylor Elementary School Principal Dr. Susan Simpson said. “We want students at school by 8:15 a.m. to eat breakfast and begin their school day on time and well fed.”