St. Paul schools offer breakfasts for students to eat in the classroom

Published 9:51 am Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ST. PAUL (AP) — It’s back to school day for students throughout Minnesota on Tuesday, and in St. Paul officials are making sure they get started with a good breakfast.

At 7:45 a.m. Superintendent Valeria S. Silva and Mayor Chris Coleman distributed the district’s innovative Breakfast 2 Go bags at Battle Creek Middle School.

The district says that while most school districts offer breakfast in the school cafeteria, St. Paul is among the few districts around the country offering in-classroom breakfast.

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Research shows that students who eat a good breakfast learn better, have fewer behavioral problems and have fewer trips to the school nurse.

The district started the program last fall and now expects to serve about 13,000 Breakfast 2 Go meals a day.