Date: Monday, April 11th Only; From 6:00 - 8:30 a.m.

MIAMI (CBS4) — Nearly two million South Florida students will pick up their pencils starting Monday and take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, otherwise known as the FCAT. But before the test, it’s important to give your children a healthy, well-balanced breakfast and McDonald’s has decided to help out.

For the second year in a row, participating McDonald’s restaurants in Florida will serve a free breakfast to students taking the FCAT on Monday, April 11th. Breakfast consists of an Egg McMuffin, bag of Apple Dippers and a milk or small orange juice. This offer is for students under 15 years old and in grades 3 to 11. The free breakfast will be served from 6:00 – 8:30 a.m. Kids must be accompanied by a parent. Child must be present to receive offer.

This is the second year for this program which is designed to ensure children start off their test day with a nutritious meal.

“Whether students eat at home, at their school or at McDonald’s, it’s important to have a well-balanced breakfast every day,” said Dr. Cindy Goody, a registered and licensed dietitian. “For children and adults, a balanced breakfast can contribute many important nutrients to help meet daily nutritional needs as well as provide energy to start the day.”

If parents can’t bring their children to McDonald’s, many schools serve free breakfast the morning of the FCATs. Parents can check with their child’s school to see if a free breakfast is offered.

Comments (3)
  1. James Howard says:

    Can someone please explain to me how an Egg McMuffin, bag of Apple Dippers and a milk or small orange juice from McDonalds is considered to bea healthy meal for our kids to eat, especially on a big test day such as this?

    The only thing I see that’s healthy is the Apples without the Dipping sauce, milk, and orange juice. Thank you to the FCAT lobbyists who have joined forces with McDonalds to offer such a program.

    Our kids will lack culture, but they sure as hell won’t be without high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol before college.

    1. GAIN AND AGEIN says:

      Totally Agree….I DO NOT BELIEVE IN FCATs.

      nor making Kids OBESE…..

      What do you expect from a #49 State when rating it’s education Sickkkk

      Lobbyists, and the Word, Free, forget about the OBESITY Issue,

      for Kids,
      & Administrators

  2. Oscar says:

    The problem with kids education is not the breakfast but the lazy parents that care more on getting high than be involved in their kids education.The whole thing is a vicious circle.Ther parents parents did not care to be involved in their kids education so the parents are virtually iliterate and do not get involved in their kids education.So McDonald offers to give some breakfast to these kids and everybody jumps on McDonald.What McDonald should do is not give anything,no breakfast,no anything and let the kids go hungry to the test.When the parents are involved in their kids education and help them with the homework,the kids do well in school and get better jobs and a better life.My parents were involved in my school life and I have to say that I have achieved university degrees and a good life.But my parents did not drink alcohol or do drugs.How many parents do that?.

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