SAHS students have a second chance at breakfast

May 08, 2017

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it's not always the most convenient. That’s why a pilot program at Stillwater Area High School is giving students a second chance to eat. After first hour each day, students can now grab a quick meal during passing time. Options include yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit, apples with peanut butter, banana bread, juice and milk.

There are many reasons why students don't eat breakfast before the school day. Some simply aren’t hungry first thing in the morning, others are busy with before school activities and don’t have time, and many don’t have food at home. Many kids who don’t eat breakfast struggle to stay alert in class. The Second Chance breakfast gives them a much needed pick-me-up to help focus on learning. Studies show that good nutrition leads to improved attendance and classroom performance, higher test scores and better behavior.