Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. And did you know our schools provide breakfast each school day? Our district serves more than 4,000 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program.
Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
• Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math. • Score higher on standardized tests. • Have better concentration and memory. • Be more alert. • Maintain a healthy weight.
School nutrition professionals prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – while encouraging students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.
We encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast as we recognize National School Breakfast Week March 4-8, 2019.
About National School Breakfast Week
National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions since 1975.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The USDA School Breakfast Program currently serves 14 million students every day across the country.