Friday, September 21, 2018
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Gothenburg school implementing new brunch program

Low participation in school breakfast means poorer outcomes for students. According to a press release by Nebraska Appleseed, “Nebraska ranks 48th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in the percentage of students receiving school breakfast who also participate in free or reduced-priced lunch.”

Gothenburg Public Schools has stayed essentially the same in the number of breakfasts served, according to Joni Jacobsen, Food Service Manager. From August 2017 to January 2018, compared to the same months in the previous year, the number has only dropped by 100, which could be attributed to factors such as the flu, she said.

For more of this story see the Feb. 21 issue of The Gothenburg Times.