Breakfast after the Bell
The Breakfast after the Bell Nutrition Program was created by House Bill
13-1006, in Colorado, and begins in the 2014-2015 school year. The purpose is to offer a
breakfast at no charge to each student enrolled in a public school that has
70 percent or more students who are eligible for free or reduced price
lunch under the USDA’s National School Lunch Program.
The main objectives for this program are to:
- Increase the number of children eating breakfast on school days
- Increase the consumption of nutritious foods, making breakfast
- programs more effective
- Improve academic performance by preparing children to learn
- Improve the overall health of children in Colorado
In the School year 2015-16, MCSD will have two more schools which fit this criteria.
Baker and Columbine Elem. will be joining Lincoln and Pioneer school in offering Breakfast after the Bell.
At Lincoln Students will be offered a free breakfast right after the first bell rings and before
they go into their classrooms.
At Pioneer, Baker and Columbine, the students will receive breakfast in the classroom. This is called the BIC program.
Students will report to their classrooms and breakfast will be delivered to the room. They will eat and then proceed to start their academic day. In the school year 16-17 , Green Acres will join the other elementary schools with Breakfast after the Bell.
The breakfast is free to all students at these sites and NO child is required to participate, they may refuse the breakfast.
There will be NO breakfast offered at the schools in the cafeterias before school starts.
Please do not send your children early to school as they will not open the doors until right before the first bell.