School breakfasts help provide great learning environment, experts say

Lunchroom cashier Denise Lee, left, visits with Daisie and Camron Cooper, Thorpe Gordon School siblings who are in fifth and fourth grade respectively. The pair selected their breakfast items and stopped at the cashier’s table before being seated.

Lunchroom cashier Denise Lee, left, visits with Daisie and Camron Cooper, Thorpe Gordon School siblings who are in fifth and fourth grade respectively. The pair selected their breakfast items and stopped at the cashier’s table before being seated. Photo by Julie Smith.

Peace — Love — Breakfast — that’s on the front of the cheery, orange shirts the food service staff will be wearing this week in recognition of School Breakfast Week.

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Three years ago, Terri Ferguson, Jefferson City Public Schools food manager, helped fulfill manager Judy Scott’s dream of providing school breakfast to every student.

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