Assemblyman Angelo

Santabarbara joined students

at Barkley Elementary School in Amsterdam on Friday morning to

celebrate National School

Breakfast Week. National School Breakfast Week is a weeklong

celebration of the School

Breakfast Program. Local schools celebrate with decorations,

special menus, events and

celebrations with the goal of

increasing participation and awareness of the benefits of

the school breakfast program.

Nationwide, the School Breakfast Program provides millions of

children a nutritious morning meal each school day. School breakfast is critical to creating a healthy learning environment by providing children a significant portion of the nutrition they need to be ready to learn. “Kids who start off the day with a healthy breakfast perform better academically, attend school more often, and have fewer

behavioral reports,” said

Santabarbara in a news release. “The School Breakfast Program gives kids a healthy option

for breakfast every day and is

essential to keeping students healthy and focused at school,” Assemblyman Santabarbara said. “By reducing food insecurity we can contribute to better outcomes both in school and at home.”

Photos submitted

By Kerry Minor

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