School Breakfast Week recognized at the capitol

National School Breakfast week is March 6 - 10 and a couple of Rousseau Elementary School students and staff members were at the state capitol building for a special proclamation signed by Lt. Governor Mike Foley.

“It is a proven fact that school meals improve learning environments,” read Rebecca Coatney, food service manager at Rousseau. “Research has shown that when students eat breakfast they are more engaged, less disruptive and better learners.”

Lincoln Public Schools serves breakfast at all schools, serving over 7,500 breakfast meals a day. The breakfast offered also includes grab-and-go, allowing students to eat in the classroom if they arrive late to school.

Coatney added, “We serve breakfast so students are prepared to learn. Once again, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to recognize the importance of school breakfast.”

Published: March 8, 2017, Updated: March 8, 2017