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Schools ‘Feed to Achieve’ With Breakfast

April 19, 2014

Wheeling Intelligencer – Each morning at Weirton Middle School, students start the day with a muffin and fruit or a breakfast burrito, then proceed to their classroom for 20 minutes of accelerated reading while they eat, according to Hancock County Schools Superintendent Suzan Smith. Read

Across West Virginia, school students are taking in a slice of nutrition before they hit the books, as all school districts in the state are required to offer breakfast by the start of the 2014-15 school year.

The West Virginia Feed to Achieve Act – passed by state lawmakers in 2012 – mandates students be given an adequate opportunity to eat breakfast after arriving at school. It suggests three systems by which schools can provide breakfast to students: Grab and go breakfasts with easy to hold and carry food items, breakfast in the classroom or breakfast after first period.