Start Your Day with a Good Breakfast


Breakfast Provides Benefits... Make it a Priority!

Children need healthy meals to learn. Mason City School District offers healthy meals every school day at lunch and breakfast. Breakfast is offered at Mason High School, Mason Middle School, and Mason Intermediate and costs $1.80.Breakfast is also offered at Western Row and Mason Early Childhood and costs $1.70.  Breakfast items are available ala carte at Mason Intermediate, Mason Middle, and Mason High School. Students may also qualify for free breakfast and lunch meals or reduced price breakfast and lunch meals.  Applications for Free and Reduced Price Meals are available on-line.

 Under United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) breakfast meal guidelines, students are offered 1 cup of fruit/fruit juice at breakfast and must take ½ cup of fruit/fruit juice to make breakfast a meal.

Higher Test Scores. Research has proven that children who eat breakfast have higher math and reading scores.

Improved Attendance. Studies show that students who eat breakfast are absent and tardy less often.

Fewer Trips to the School Nurse. When students eat breakfast, nurses report fewer hunger related office visits.

Improved Classroom Behavior. Students are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Principals confirm that they see fewer discipline problems when students have eaten breakfast.

Better Learning. Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.

More Time on Learning. When students have eaten, they are better able to concentrate and behave in the classroom. This allows teachers to spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline.