MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Good news is coming to students and parents in the Mobile County Public School System. Starting November 1, students will be able to receive a free breakfast at their school.
MCPSS received a federal grant called the “Universal Free Breakfast” from the USDA. That means students K through 12, system-wide be allowed to eat breakfast. Currently 30 percent of students eat at school. Nancy Pierce with the MCPSS said she hopes this initiative raises that number to 60 percent.
“There are so many studies out that show if you have breakfast you’re doing to do better. You have a much better chance of not falling asleep in class, doing better with your homework, doing better on tests. So we’re really excited about this,” said Pierce.
Pierce said there are three ways the schools can implement this new service. They can either serve in the cafeteria, in the classrooms, or set up a special kiosk, depending on the school setting.
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