• Dear Parents,

  • One of the biggest complaints I get in the mornings from students is that they have a stomach ache or a head ache. When I dig deeper for information, I find out the student has not eaten breakfast and they are really hungry. The number one reason for not eating breakfast is that there is a lack of time. We all have the same amount of time in the morning, but I understand how crazy mornings can be. I suggest that ALL students carry either food or money in their back packs or purses for those mornings that are stressful.

  • Some kids say that they just don’t feel like eating in the morning. The reason this is so is because their bodies are not accustomed to eating breakfast. It needs to become a regular habit for it to feel natural. Here is some additional information about why breakfast is so important for school age kids taken directly from

  • Eating breakfast has shown to boost metabolism, increase energy levels and help children obtain essential vitamins and minerals.

  • Eating breakfast may boost math, reading and standardized test scores. It also increases memory and a student's attention in class.

  • Schools that provide breakfast have shown decreases in tardiness and suspensions.

  • It's not guaranteed that eating breakfast will increase your GPA, but it has shown that it helps students learn, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports. What do you have to lose by encouraging your teen to eat breakfast?

Shannon Bensing
School Nurse 
(636) 477-2486

Sharon Hastings 

Sharon Hastings

Clinic Clerk
(636) 477-2486