Round Rock ISD Food Services will now offer student breakfast service at Canyon Creek Elementary and Spicewood elementary schools, which will serve more than 1,300 RRISD students.
Canyon Creek and Spicewood join 31 other Round Rock ISD elementary schools in offering student breakfast service.
Consistently, studies show that students who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom. Eating breakfast helps control appetite, reduces obesity and keeps kids focused on learning throughout the day.
Children who eat breakfast perform better on reading, arithmetic and problem-solving tests. Further, regular breakfast consumption is linked to reduced absenteeism and better classroom behavior.
“Eating a healthy breakfast helps lay the groundwork children need to learn. With busy morning schedules it can often make providing children a nutritious breakfast at home a challenge,” said Jenny Kasson, Canyon Creek principal. “By making breakfast a part of the school day, it’s convenient and accessible to all students.”
The Spicewood kitchen underwent renovations this summer, including the installation of new appliances, countertops and an expanded service line. The remodel is expected to be complete mid-September. Upon completion, full student breakfast service will begin.
Breakfast service at Canyon Creek Elementary starts at 7:20 a.m. and concludes at 7:40 a.m. Cost for a paid student breakfast meal is $1.35, and free for students who qualify for free-and-reduced meal.
During the first week of school — August 25-28 — breakfast will be served free to all RRISD Students can choose between a hot breakfast entrée or select a whole grain cereal with a side of low fat yogurt, whole grain toast or skim string cheese. All breakfast meals include fresh fruit and milk. Round Rock ISD Food Services serves quality whole grain, lean protein products and provides students daily access to fresh fruits.