Breakfast After the Bell has facilitated a 200 percent increase in breakfast participation at 4 Wheeling Township District 21 schools. U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and district officials gathered at Mark Twain Elementary School Thursday, January 25th to the celebrate the district successful implementation of Breakfast After the Bell. Breakfast After the Bell stems from a state law where schools with 70 percent or more of the student population eligible for free or reduced-price meals offer breakfast after the instructional day has begun.
Schneider said children receiving free breakfast no longer are eating early in one location where everyone can see them, “kids pay attention to these things and use labels to describe programs and others who participate in these programs. There should be no stigma associated with getting your day off to a good start.”
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