Aisne.  Free breakfast for preschools in this city

Aisne. Free breakfast for preschools in this city

Breakfast includes bread from a local artisan baker. ©LPB

As of this Monday, September 19, 375 children from kindergarten of Blanchard, Hérissons, Mauguins and Louise Michel schools cities Chateau-Thierry they can take theirs school breakfastevery weekday from 8:20 a.m.

Subsidized by the Ministry ofNational education and youth, this system was the subject of an agreement signed on March 21 with The city of Chateau-Thierry. The purchase, distribution and storage of food is provided by the city. The municipality specifies in a press release: “The preparation and distribution of breakfast is carried out jointly by representatives of the municipality and teachers. The menu consists of bread from a artisan baker castel accompanied by jam, butter, cheese or fruit. »

nothing under vacuum

And to add that in order to meet the city’s goal of reducing waste, no individually packaged product will be distributed. The delivery of breakfast is also accompanied by food education projects and contributes to the development of students’ disciplinary and interdisciplinary skills: recognition, differentiation and classification of foods, awareness of food seasonality, development of the senses, etc.

Equal opportunities

Natacha Tholon, Deputy Delegate for Education and Youth, explains: “This new program will allow school children to take advantage of the free breakfast and not start the day with an empty stomach. They will be able to concentrate all morning and learn in the best conditions. »

As for Sébastien Eugèn, mayor and councilor of the department, he adds: “Offering school children the first meal of the day also means guaranteeing equal opportunities. Therefore, in cooperation with National Education, we wanted to extend this system to all kindergartens in Castells from January 3, 2023.

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