JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Studies show breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Now, every student at Westside Elementary can eat this vital meal free, thanks to the Arkansas Meals for Achievement Pilot Grant.
This is the only school in the Jonesboro area to receive this grant.
"We actually applied for all three school districts, for the high school, middle school and the elementary. And out of 102 that applied in the state, there was 18 chosen. So only one of our school districts got picked," Food Services Director Angie Koons said.
All Westside Elementary students can eat cereal, toast or the hot breakfast of the day for free from 7:30 to 8 a.m.
Koons said next year, they will apply for grants for the elementary, middle school and high school again in hopes to provide free breakfast to more than just the elementary students.