Brisk breakfasts feed scrambling students in San Francisco high schools

Breakfast burritos are among the meal options for students at some San Francisco high schools.

Breakfast burritos are among the meal options for students at some San Francisco high schools.

Students at Wallenberg High School now have no excuse for missing the most important meal of the day. Starting last week, the school began handing out bagels, muffins and breakfast burritos at the door for students to eat in their first-period classes.

The Western Addition campus is the latest participant in the San Francisco Unified School District’s Grab ‘n’ Go Breakfast program, which was already operating at Balboa and Mission high schools.

The program, funded by the California Department of Education, will be rolled out to nine high schools and 10 middle schools this year, district spokeswoman Heidi Anderson said.

While more than 60 percent of San Francisco students qualify for free or reduced-price school breakfasts, taking advantage of that used to mean getting to school early and eating in the cafeteria. The convenience of the new program has led to nearly 30 percent more students eating breakfast at Mission High, Anderson said.  

Grab ‘n’ Go also may help the district nutrition program’s bottom line. Although most students who eat breakfast at school are not required to pay, the district receives subsidies from the National School Breakfast Program.

acrawford@sfexaminer.com

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