More districts adding free breakfast to the school day

| March 9, 2016

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

Hurrying up for school doesn’t mean skipping the most important meal of the day for many Arizona students. Neither does an empty cupboard at home.

Breakfast in the classroom is offered to all students at no charge in 314 Arizona schools, which means students don’t have to choose between their friends on the playground and a trip to the cafeteria before school starts, said Mary Szafranski, associate superintendent of the Arizona Department of Education’s Health & Nutrition Services.

While the percentage of Arizona families who struggle to afford food has declined from 19.1 percent in 2014 to 14.3 percent for the first half of 2015, many Arizona children still rely on school lunch and breakfast.

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