Benefits of Breakfast

Eating breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test scores.

  • Children who eat breakfast are more likely to behave better in school and get along with their peers than those who do not.
  • Breakfast helps children pay attention, perform problem-solving tasks, and improves memory.
  • Children who eat school breakfast are likely to have fewer absences and incidents of tardiness than those who do not.
  • By eating breakfast, students get more of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, dietary fiber, foliate and protein.
  • Eating breakfast as a child is important for establishing healthy habits later in life.
  • Schools that provide breakfast to all students have shown decreases in tardiness and suspensions as well as improved student behavior and attentiveness.
  • What you eat for breakfast can have an impact on learning. One study showed that eating breakfast food high in fiber and low in sugar for breakfast helped students sustain the cognitive effects of breakfast.
  • School Breakfast provides daily servings of fruit, whole grains, and milk, plus roughly ¼ the recommended calories needed for lasting energy.

Cedar Ridge School District offers breakfast to all students in the district. 

The High School has a morning breakfast after buses and a grab-and-go at 8:30am.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.