SAN ANTONIO -- Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, but one San Antonio parent is raising questions about the morning meals served at her child's elementary school.
Sapphire Barajas is a sharp 5-year-old. Her mother, Ashley Barajas, credits a well-balanced diet. However, the latest breakfast menu from Bella Cameron Elementary School -- where Sapphire attends -- doesn't get a passing grade with Barajas.
"What kids eat does play a big part in how they learn in school," Barajas explained.
The mother's main concern is the days where kids are only served a 'Pop Tart' or bread, along with juice and milk. Barajas says those meals don't provide enough nutrition and the portion is too small.
"I would like to see them put more effort into what they do feed them," Barajas said. "Make it a little bit bigger, it doesn't have to be too much more."
The San Antonio Independent School District sent KENS 5 a statement that partially read:
"The goal of the SAISD Food & Child Nutrition Department is to ensure that the students of our district have access to nutritionally balanced meals every day and menus are designed to meet all nutrition regulations set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture."
The district added that it only serves a specific item once a month and is constantly looking to add new choices. Some other items on this months breakfast menu include: an omelet, pancakes and breakfast tacos.
Breakfast is served free of charge to all SAISD students.