AUBURN — A member of the Auburn School Committee is questioning the district’s free student breakfast program because she says it offers too many sugary cereals and insufficient protein.

The program was launched in April with the goal of getting more children to eat breakfast. Experts say students perform and behave better with a full stomach.

Committee member Tracy Levesque says some parents are concerned about the sugary cereals offered, and her son is among some children who eat a healthy breakfast at home, then eat the sweetened cereal at school.

She tells the Sun Journal offering more protein would also sustain students through lunch.

Food Service Director Paula Rouillard says the cereal selection is being reviewed.

The School Committee is scheduled to July 11 on whether to continue the program.

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