Breakfast in Class?

Kim Conte

breakfast cerealAn article in The New York Times reports about a pilot program in New York grade schools that serves students a nutritious breakfast in the classroom (instead of in the cafeteria). Because studies show that students who eat breakfast perform better, school officials are hoping the new program will get more students to eat a healthy meal by making breakfast a part of first-period instruction. So far, students seem to like the idea; teachers say more students are eating breakfast; and moms appreciate the convenience. What do you think? Is breakfast in the classroom a good idea or too distracting for the kids?

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