At Arts High School, a good day starts with breakfast

Christina Giannantonio | The Star-Ledger | Email the author | Follow on Twitter

Arts High School students Sarah Goncalves and Yeimy Castillo grab breakfast in the school’s newly restyled cafeteria. (Photo courtesy of Star-Ledger)

NEWARK — Students at Arts High School now have an opportunity to start each school day with a healthy meal in the school’s newly restyled cafeteria.

The district was able to expand the school’s breakfast service to include grab-and-go breakfast kiosks and a “breakfast in the classroom” program thanks to a grant from the School Superintendents Association.

The food service improvements at the school include a redesign of the old cafeteria with a grant from the American Dairy Association and the New York Jets’ Fuel Up to 60 Play Program. The cafeteria received a new color scheme along with new furniture, merchandising equipment and new signage that gives information on nutritious food choices.

The new cafeteria was officially opened Sept. 30 during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the school.