McDonald’s offering free breakfast to students Tuesday

McDonald’s restaurants in Northern California will offer a free breakfast to kindergarten through eighth-grade students Sept. 15, part of a campaign to encourage youngsters to have a substantial meal before heading to school.

Students can receive an Egg McMuffin sandwich, apple slices and low-fat milk, 1 percent milk free of charge from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at participating restaurants. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

“Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast have less tardiness and absent days along with being more productive and successful in school with higher test scores, better concentration and muscle coordination,” Alice Fagundes, chairwoman of the California Dietetic Association Foundation, said in a statement.

McDonald’s officials said there are 170 McDonald’s restaurants in the greater Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto region.

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