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LCSD to Offer Breakfast to All Students
Monday, August 25, 2014
It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and studies show that a healthy breakfast can help students improve overall school performance and ensure that they are prepared to face classroom challenges.
Starting in September, the Liverpool Central School District will offer breakfast, free of charge, to all LCSD students (K-12). Breakfast will be available to students each day as soon as they arrive for school, and they will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of new and healthy breakfast options.
“In recent years, I’ve seen the need for school breakfast increase, especially when it comes to our middle level students who don’t always have the chance to eat breakfast before they get to school,” said LCSD Director of Food Services Carrie Bonacci. “So many studies show that there are numerous benefits to having breakfast each day, and we as a district want to do everything we can to ensure our students are successful in school.”
The district piloted a universal breakfast program at Chestnut Hill Elementary 10 years ago, and expanded the program to all LCSD elementary schools two years later. In April, the district began offering universal breakfast to students at Chestnut Hill Middle and Liverpool Middle.
Liverpool will be the first school district in Central New York (with the exception of the Syracuse City School District) to offer a universal breakfast program to all of its students.
For more information, contact the LCSD Food & Nutrition Services Department at 622-7172.