Bronx public school students will get free breakfast every morning
All students in New York City public schools can eat their breakfast for free under a new policy put in place by Mayor Bloomberg. Menus for breakfast, which will differ in the five boroughs, will include everything from cereal and milk to muffins and French toast.
The free breakfasts are expected to cost the city about $500,000 a year. School officials say the money will come in part from a 50-cent increase in the price of school lunches for the families that do not qualify for subsidies.
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein says studies show that children who eat healthy are able to concentrate and learn more effectively.