OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining is making sure its youngest students don't skip the most important meal of the day.
Starting Monday, the Ossining School District will offer a quick, nutritious and nut-free breakfast for elementary school students at Park, Brookside, Claremont and Roosevelt schools.
The district said it is implementing the “Grab ‘N’ Go Breakfast at the Bell” program to make it easier for students to eat breakfast. Children will grab the meal when they arrive at school and eat it in their classroom.
The cost of the breakfast is $1 for children who normally pay for breakfast and lunch and free for those eligible for free lunches.
Research has found that skipping breakfast can negatively impact students’ cognitive performance, including in the areas of alertness, attention, memory, processing complex visual displays, problem-solving and math, according to the “Journal of School Health.”
“We are pleased to provide this opportunity for students and hope that many families take advantage of it,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business Alita McCoy Zuber.
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