St. Paul schools expand takeout breakfast program
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — When St. Paul students return to school Sept. 7, they'll find another dozen schools offering the district's unusual breakfast-to-go program.
It's called Breakfast 2 Go, or B2G, a national nutrition program that distributes takeout breakfasts that students can eat in classrooms. The St. Paul district is one of the first in the state to offer it.
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria S. Silva says in a news release that breakfast is one of the most cost-effective investments the schools can make in kids.
Many studies, including one by the state Education Department, have found a connection eating a school breakfast and increased math and reading scores and better behavior.
In addition to B2G, the school has earned accolades for its ethnically diverse menu and emphasis on serving locally grown foods.
The 12 new schools offering free breakfast: Central Senior High School, Crossroads Science and Montessori, Four Seasons A+ Elementary, Gordon Parks High School Harambee Community Cultures / Environmental Science Elementary School, Linwood Monroe Arts Plus at Osceola (K-3), New Connections Treatment, Nokomis Montessori Magnet, Riverside Options Program, St. Andrews Program for Achievement Success, St. Paul City School Primary and Middle Charter Schools
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