Four District 211 Schools Host Breakfast with the Principal
To stress the importance of eating a well-balanced breakfast, four District 211 schools participated in an event that offers a free meal to students.
Hoffman Estates, Conant, Palatine, and Schaumburg High Schools hosted Breakfast with the Principal, an event where students receive a free, nutritious breakfast to familiarize students with the school’s morning offerings, as well as provide them with a balanced start to their day. Fremd High School hosts a Breakfast with the Principal in the spring during National School Breakfast Week.
Mary O’Connor, director of Food Service at District 211, said that on an average day roughly 100 to 400 breakfasts are served depending on the school. During Breakfast with the Principal, each school servers roughly 500 free breakfasts in one day. While each school does the event in its own way, generally the principal and administrators work on the serving lines to connect with their students.
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and provides our students with nutrients and energy,” O’Connor said. “Research has shown that breakfast leads to increased concentration in the classroom, as well as performing better on tests.”
National School Breakfast Week will take place March 7 through March 11 in 2016.