Students at 42 Kansas schools including a couple in our region will have better access to breakfast thanks to more than $142,000 in grants through the Kansas State Department of Education to help bolster breakfast programs.
Area grant amounts included:
Wabaunsee High School: $3,000
Washington Elementary in Junction City: $1,200
The funding is said to boost innovative breakfast delivery models, sometimes called breakfast after the bell, so breakfasts can be served in non-traditional ways like in the classroom. Students also have the opportunity to get grab-and-go breakfasts. KSDE says research show eating breakfast at school improves student performance in the classroom and promotes healthy habits.