Free Breakfast; Graphic - NY Times

This week, the Department of Education enacted a free breakfast program for all students in city schools. The program will cost about a half million dollars, partially offset by an increase in the school lunch prices ($1 to $1.50). The idea behind the free breakfast is that children who eat "regular, healthy meals are better able to concentrate and learn." Makes sense to Gothamist, as we're only approachable after a feeding. But we'd like to drop by a public school to try one of these breakfasts (whose menus will differ in all five boroughs) and feel totally humiliated when we can't find a table in the cafeteria that will let us sit with them.