School Breakfast Program

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The Assumption Parish Child Nutrition Program participates in the School Breakfast Program. Any child at any school may purchase a meal through the School Breakfast Program. All Primary and Middle Schools participate in CEP and receive free meals. High School students may be eligible for free or reduced‐price meals.

The School Breakfast Program operates in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program. Nutrition standards for school breakfasts are designed to provide ¼ of the child’s Recommended Dietary Allowance and meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Research has linked breakfast to academic learning. Research has shown the following:

  • Starting a school day  with a nutritious breakfast helps students stay alert and perform better in school
  • Missing breakfast and experiencing hunger can impair children’s ability to learn
  • Eating breakfast at school helps children perform better
  • School breakfast improves student behavior and learning environment
  • Breakfast can improve children’s diets
  • Breakfast may reduce obesity risk

Please contact the Assumption Parish Child Nutrition Program at (985) 369-8781 with any questions regarding the School Breakfast Program

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