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Breakfast offers benefits for students - try the school breakfast program

Eating breakfast at Smith. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown that eating breakfast can have long-term health benefits. Simply stopping for breakfast can reduce the occurrence of obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

And for school children, eating breakfast can also help students concentrate, improve their memory and mood. Studies have shown that having eaten a healthy breakfast can also lower stress levels in children.

And the best part is that it’s easy to access a healthy breakfast nearly every morning. The Grandview School District has a thriving school breakfast program. Breakfast is served every school-day morning before class begins at each of the schools. And, the best part is – it’s FREE!

The school’s breakfast menu typically includes an entrée of anything from French toast to waffles to breakfast sausage pizza. There is also typically some sort of fruit, and a grain that could be anything from a muffin to a whole-grain breadstick. It’s a great way to start the day.

Taking advantage of school breakfast means one less thing for families to worry about in the morning. Instead having to ensure there is cereal in the house, or that your refrigerator is stocked with milk, you simply have to make sure your child gets to school a few minutes early and if your student rides the bus you don’t even have to worry about that. Buses typically arrive at school with plenty of time for students to eat breakfast.

One thing to remember, if your child is going to take advantage of the school breakfast program is that they’re responsible for heading into the gym or cafeteria when they get to school. Instead of immediately heading out to play with friends, they need to take their friends and head straight inside and pick up their food.

Eating breakfast can also help students get through day without having to visit the school nurse’s office. A majority of the time when students come into the nurse’s office in the morning with stomach aches and headaches it’s because they haven’t had anything to eat. So the nurse will give students cracks and milk or a little bit of cereal to get them going.

That can be avoided if students eat breakfast.

School breakfast is available every school day. It’s served from 6:45 to 7:40 a.m. at Grandview High School, from 7 to 7:30 a.m. at Grandview Middle School, from 7:25 to 7:30 a.m. at Compass High School, from 7:50 to 8:20 a.m. at Arthur H. Smith Elementary School, from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. at McClure Elementary School and from 8:20 to 8:50 a.m. at Harriet Thompson Elementary School. Breakfast is always free.



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