Cardinal School District celebrates National School Breakfast week

Cardinal Elementary celebrates dads at breakfast Wednesday morning.

The Cardinal School District is holding a weeklong celebration that aims to increase awareness of the school breakfast program among students and parents.

According to a recent survey, 40 percent of moms say that their child does not eat breakfast daily. On Tuesday, Cardinal Elementary invited moms to try the school's breakfast. Wednesday it was all about the dads. The breakfast program offers students a healthy meal that they need to get set for a busy school day.

â??It gives them an idea of how the program actually works and how they can send their kids off to school and come and get a good meal and then they're ready to go off for a day of learning,â?? Food Service Director Heather Smith said.

â??I had pizza two cereals a milk and a frozen orange juice,â?? Grant Pedersen, student said.

â??Itâ??s always nice to eat breakfast with you kids,â?? Andy Noe said. â??I start work early in the morning, so I usually don't see my kids for a very long period of time or ever get to eat breakfast with them except for on the weekends to be here with them and eat breakfast here at school around their

Smith said School Breakfast Week was such a success, they plan to hold it again next year.