|A student eats breakfast while|
working on morning lessons
86% of the students of Mart Middle school qualify for free or reduced school breakfast and lunch, according to superintendent Todd Gooden, and he says that the number of eligible students has been growing over the last few years. In an effort to ensure that all students start their school day having eaten the most important meal of the day, Mart ISD implemented Breakfast in the Classroom two years ago.
|Breakfast for the Day|
Sausage Biscuits and Milk
|a student delivers breakfast to|
The breakfast program has had a significant impact in Mart's High School, which is an open campus (students may go off school grounds for meals). The stigma that surrounds eating breakfast at school (implying a lower social standing) is shrinking. Many of the High School students are now even sticking around for on campus lunch.