In October 2007, students at McAuliffe Elementary School, 1841 N. Springfield Ave., began participating in a new breakfast program called Universal Breakfast. The program is free to all students, regardless of whether they qualify for free, reduced-price or paid lunches.
Now 24 CPS schools throughout the district are participating in Universal Breakfast, including six schools that have a Breakfast in the Classroom program like the one at McAuliffe.
Participating students and teachers can enjoy a nutritious breakfast during the first 10 minutes of the school day in their classrooms. Students and teachers can choose from hot or cold breakfast entrees, fruit, and milk.
The program was started to allow more students to eat breakfast, and to show students how important it is to start your day off right with a healthy meal.
Parents should contact their child’s school to see if they have the Universal Breakfast program. For more information about the program, call (773) 722-4964.