There are many different reasons why children may not be able to eat a healthy breakfast at home. Yes, it may be due to financial hardship, but let’s remember that some children need to leave home very early in the morning to get to school and may not actually be hungry before they head out the door. And in other cases, parents’ work schedules may be such that they need to drop their children off at the school daycare as soon as it opens.
Regardless, we believe that every child should have access to a wholesome breakfast so they start the day ready to learn and make the most of their potential.
It is also important to note here that families are actually encouraged to participate in their school’s breakfast program through parental contributions, supplementary donations, volunteering, committee involvement and other ways.