Chicago expands school breakfast program

Jan. 27, 2011
District will offer morning meals at an additional 299 elementary schools

From The Chicago Tribune: Chicago's school board has adopted a new program to offer free breakfasts in the classrooms of 410,000 students. In selling the program to the board, officials promoted both the nutritional and psychological benefits of a breakfast with classmates, crediting it with improving students’ intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. "Breakfast in the classroom" is already offered in 199 district schools. Beginning next month, officials will roll out breakfasts to an additional 299 elementary schools, the majority of which have at least 80 percent of their students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

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