North Bend Central Public Schools believes eating school breakfast is beneficial for students. Superintendent Dr. Dan Endorf. “Well there’s no doubt the school breakfast is now part of the NBC mission. With mobile families, single parent families, situations where parents are working, and just the busy lifestyles we have…breakfast is part of that nutritional value that our students need to help them be nourished, but also to grow academically throughout the school day.”
Endorf says eating school breakfast also saves time.
Poverty stricken students especially are thankful for school breakfast, according to Endorf. “2 out of every 5 students that walk through our school doors come from a poverty stricken situation. And so the opportunity to provide a nourishing meal for students as they start the day is something that these parents and their students truly appreciate. It’s an important aspect of our school at this point in time.”
Studies show those who eat breakfast have higher intakes of dietary fiber, B vitamins, calcium, iron, and other nutrients.