September 21, 2020

Free breakfast program for Heard County students

(Franklin, GA) — For the third year in a row Heard County School System students will receive free breakfast.

The Heard County School Nutrition Department has worked hard to procure this for students.

All students are encouraged to participate in the program. Save yourself some time in the mornings, save yourself some money on your grocery bill, and participate in the School Nutrition Free Breakfast program!

This opportunity is made possible by Special Provision 2, a provision that allows school districts to offer meals at no cost to students.

Each school will be prioritizing breakfast in the morning by offering an alternative breakfast program model, including Breakfast on the Go, Breakfast after First Period, and Breakfast in the Classroom, instead of the traditional breakfast model.

With traditional breakfast, students have the opportunity to eat breakfast in the cafeteria before class starts which requires arriving to school early enough to have this option and sometimes choosing between eating a breakfast or socializing with their friends.

Heard County Schools will be utilizing these alternative breakfast models to further ensure all students have the opportunity to eat a nutritious, balanced breakfast and start their day ready to learn.

Students will be offered an entree of whole grains or a grain and a protein, a serving of fruit, a serving of juice, and a milk. Students who start their day with this meal will have the nutrients they need to learn and won’t feel hungry throughout the morning.

Additionally, students who eat breakfast at school have been shown to have improved attendance rates, test scores, and general academic performance among other benefits.

Parents can rest assured that their students will have a good, balanced breakfast when they get to school which can ease morning routines. Parents of students who eat breakfast at school will have one less thing to worry about in the morning.

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