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McDonald's offers free breakfast to students during 2 days of AIMS testing

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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2013 12:50 pm | Updated: 7:37 pm, Wed Apr 17, 2013.

Arizona McDonald’s restaurants will offer a free breakfast to students in grades three through eighth who will take the Arizona’s Instrument To Measure Standards (AIMS) next week.

The free breakfast will be offered 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, the first two days of the test. It includes an Egg McMuffin, apple slices, and a choice of 1 percent milk, fat free chocolate milk or a small orange juice. Students must be accompanied by a parent, and a child must be present. Supplies available while they last, with no substitutions.

Last year, Arizona McDonald’s restaurants served more than 81,000 students a free breakfast on the first two exam days.

“Whether students eat at home, at their schools or at McDonald’s, it’s important to have a well-balanced breakfast every day, especially before taking an exam like the AIMS,” said Michelle Slayton, who owns and operates several McDonald’s restaurants in Phoenix. “As many members of the McDonald’s family are parents themselves, we feel it is important for us to contribute to the well-being of children in our communities. A wholesome breakfast that includes food groups like fruit, whole grains and low-fat milk will help provide the fuel and nutrients students need to start the day.”

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