No ‘hangry’ students here

han·gry

bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger

Charley Robinson

Staff writer

Dramatic increases in the number of students eating breakfast at school and marked improvement in students’ class participation are being attributed to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s implementation of a classroom breakfast program.

Southwest Food Excellence, which services the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District nutrition program, began this school year with free breakfast and lunch for all students.

To introduce students to the program, UCISD also implemented a breakfast in classroom program in hopes that all students would become nutrition-conscious.

Superintendent Jeanette Ball reported to the board last Monday that the district has experienced phenomenal success. Ball introduced Aurora Barrera, SFE director, who presented the early results.

“We have been blown away by the numbers,” Barrera said. “Going in we expected there would be an increase in participation because of all students eating free.


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