DALLAS, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Students and teachers grades 3rd – 8th are offered free breakfast on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in preparation of the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) Test. The McDonald's markets participating in the 2016 STAAR Free Breakfast program include the Greater Austin, Houston, North Texas, San Antonio and Waco/Temple areas.
Any child who visits a participating McDonald's restaurant on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, with their parent or guardian will receive their choice of an Egg White Delight McMuffin Sandwich (Egg McMuffin Sandwich in the Greater Houston area), or Fruit and Maple Oatmeal, Apple Slices, and their choice of 1 percent low fat milk or a Minute Maid Apple Juice Box. Teachers are also extended the free breakfast offer with proof of a valid teacher/school identification card.
"McDonald's supports communities throughout the year, but the STAAR Free Breakfast program is one that we're especially proud of," stated Jeff Smith, local McDonald's Owner and chairman of the McDonald's Greater Southwest Brand Trust Committee. "Providing a free, wholesome breakfast is a way of showing students, families and teachers that McDonald's supports education and the importance of good and proper nutrition."
For participating restaurants and times of promotion, customers are encouraged to contact their neighborhood McDonald's restaurant to inquire if that restaurant is included in the 2016 STAAR Free Breakfast program.
According to data from an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, almost 50 percent of U.S. children are not eating breakfast every day. Research shows that children who eat breakfast show improvements in math, reading and standardized test scores. The items offered for this breakfast are all 300 calories or less making them a filling, nutritious option and registered dietitian approved.
In 2015, more than 42,000 students and teachers received a free breakfast from area McDonald's as part of this program.
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SOURCE McDonald’s of Greater North Texas