Morning Max 

Frequently Asked Questions about Breakfast in the Classroom

May 17, 2011

During the past few months, Chicago Public Schools has taken its existing Universal Breakfast program to a new level with Morning Max: Breakfast in the Classroom. When the program is fully rolled out in the next few weeks, Morning Max will be in place in more than 400 elementary schools throughout the District in line with the Breakfast in the Classroom policy passed by the Chicago Board of Education in January 2011.


The Morning Max program supports the District’s commitment to serve the needs of the whole child, both emotionally and academically, while in school. The goal of Morning Max is to promote student health and academic achievement by providing a nutritious breakfast as a routine start to every school day. The program will also show students how important it is to start the day off with a healthy meal.


Students and teachers can enjoy a nutritious breakfast during the first 10 minutes of the school day in their classrooms — while choosing from hot or cold breakfast entrees, fruit, and milk.


As Chicago Public Schools continues to roll out Morning Max program in all elementary schools, we have fielded a number of questions and listened to comments from school communities. To ensure that CPS families have access to correct and complete information about Morning Max, we have prepared answers to these Frequently Asked Questions.



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