Public Schools Continue No-Cost Breakfast Program
By Space Coast Daily // July 31, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools plans to continue to provide a no-cost breakfast to all students under the National School Breakfast Program.
Brevard Public Schools Director Of Communications Michelle Irwin said all Brevard County schools operate under Provision 2 guidelines and will continue to offer a healthy breakfast every day at no-cost to all enrolled students, regardless of economic status, during the 2012-2013 school year.
Brevard County has offered no-cost breakfasts to enrolled students since 2001.
Irwin said the Provision 2 breakfast program is a federally funded program which enables Brevard Public Schools to provide a free breakfast to every student.
The program is funded via federal reimbursements through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food, Nutrition and Wellness.
The School Breakfast Program promotes the increased consumption of high quality, nutritious, agricultural products from Florida.
Studies have shown students participating in the School Breakfast Program have improved attendance and punctuality, increased attention and memory recall and improved math, reading and standardized test scores.
During the 2011-12 school year, Brevard County Food and Nutrition Services served more than 3.6 million breakfasts at no-cost to Brevard County students.