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Hey kids, let's have breakfast!

10/04/16

For a lot of kids, breakfast is a challenge—rushed morning routines, lack of enough food at home, or just not being hungry for an early-morning meal—and that challenge can add up to a lot of hungry kids at school.

SFUSD’s nutrition services has been tackling this issue for several years and is now getting breakfast to 37,000 students a day, free of charge, and delivering it to them in the way that works best for the students.

“It’s not enough to just offer students a nutritious breakfast; we must also work together to remove obstacles that prevent students from eating this important meal,” says Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh. “With more options for when and where they can eat at school, more of our students are well fed and able to focus on learning.”

Every SFUSD school breakfast meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories and sodium. Organic Stonyfield yogurt, sustainably-raised Diestel Family turkey on whole-wheat English muffins, whole-wheat bagels, hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit, and other nutritious foods are served daily.

I don’t have to stress out because I know there’s breakfast at school.
—Dominique, Balboa High student

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