Beginning in September, all elementary students may eat breakfast for free. Providing access to a healthy breakfast is an important component for student learning. Besides having a growling tummy, hunger can negatively affect academic success by disrupting ability to pay attention and control behavior or emotions. Daily breakfast menus include choosing from daily items (oatmeal, cereal, fruit and yogurt, bagel) or a special item such as a cheese omelet or egg and cheese muffin. Both breakfast and lunch menus include fresh fruit and vegetable choices, many of which are locally grown.
No paperwork is required to receive free breakfast, however, families may receive free or reduced lunch meals by submitting an application (see http://www.4j.lane.edu/nutrition/freelunch/). Additionally, student meal account payments may be made in person, or through the online MealTime system (http://www.4j.lane.edu/nutrition/payment/).
For more information about food programs and monthly menus, see http://www.4j.lane.edu/nutrition/ or call 541-790-7656.