National School Breakfast Week is March 2-6 and is a time to highlight the importance of school breakfast. Something that Texans Can Academies supports all school year to give students a healthy start to their day.
According to the School Nutrition Association, balanced nutrition throughout the day contributes to student success in and out of the classroom. Research demonstrates that school breakfast consumption:
Boosts students' academic performance, grades and test scores
Increases concentration, alertness, comprehension and memory
Improves classroom behavior
Reduces absenteeism and tardiness
Texans Can Academies’ goal is to support their students in any way they can to ensure they receive a quality education and earn their high school diploma. They don’t want their students to have to worry about finances getting in the way of achieving this goal. Therefore to address the wellbeing of students, Texans Can Academies provides free breakfast and lunch to all enrolled students at their 14 campuses in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
“Healthy breakfast options, such as whole grain muffins, whole grain rich cereals, and fresh fruit, are provided to students to help kick off their day in a positive way,”said Salihah Majors, Texans Can Academies’ Student Nutrition Services Coordinator.
Texans Can Academies serve students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting by offering students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma instead of taking a General Education Development (GED). Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 14 schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice. For more information, please visit www.texanscan.org.