Consumption of school breakfast is on the rise at Saline Area Schools. And Larry D’Andrea, district’s Food Service Director, wants to see that trend continue.
Tuesday, the Saline Board of Education held a public hearing on its breakfast program. Nobody from the public spoke.
Breakfast will remain $1.70 per day, with milk available for 50 cents.
“Studies show that students who participate in school breakfast show improved attendance, behavior and academic performance, as well as decreased tardiness,” D’Andrea said.
Still, while breakfast sales increased by 47 percent, that only amounts to 21 extra meals per day in the district.
The district offers cold breakfast twice a week and hot breakfast three times a week. Food services will also offer a “breakfast-on-the-go” cart to bring breakfast options nearer to the students.
In the elementary schools, breakfast is most popular at Pleasant Ridge, where students congregate in the cafeteria before class.
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