Watervliet Breakfast Spread


Watervliet Jr Sr High’s Breakfast Spread

Now you may be thinking about how much you hate/hated school food. But students at Watervliet High don't have that problem, especially about breakfast. A spread of fruit, grains,dairy, and protein fill up the stomachs of students whether they are in 7th or 12th grade. The food service at Watervliet believes in the saying, “ Providing a healthy start to the school day is important for learning!” Our lunch ladies and Food Service Director, Daryl Whited, all work very hard behind the scenes to make sure every student has a good source of nutrition throughout the day.  Because Watervliet is a public school we follow guidelines the state and school district has set up for us. The food is delicious and has a lot of nutritional value too! Here are some items that are offered:

Milk
Assorted: 8oz


Grains
Assorted cereal bars = 1 grain
Bagel = 2 grain
Assorted breakfast sandwiches = 2 grain
Chocolate chip muffin = 2 grain
Mini bagel with cinnamon cream cheese = 2 grain
Waffles = 2 grain
French toast =2 grain
Pancakes = 2 grain
Whole Wheat graham crackers = 1 grain

Fruit

Assorted Fresh fruit ½ cup
Assorted 100% fruit juice ½ cup

Protein*

Cream cheese = 1 protein
Peanut butter = 1 protein
Assorted Yogurt = 1 protein

Breakfast components offered daily   1 milk, 2 grains and 1 cup fruit (50% may be juice)  Must take 3 out of 4 components for a complete meal. One of the components must be a fruit.  *Protein may be substituted for 1 grain

As you can see the students are offered a variety of choices to choose from and there is always something for everyone. Personally, I really enjoy the breakfast here. The egg sandwiches and chocolate chip muffins are delicious and the bagels with cream cheese are always a good option. It is also proven that a good nutritional breakfast can raise grades and test scores rounding off a good overall average. Protein and carbohydrates are great nutritional sources and give you energy for the rest of the day. Students can access breakfast for free every morning. Happy Eating!

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