It’s Time to Try School Breakfast
National School Breakfast Week promotes the Benefits of School Breakfast for Busy Families
The majority of Americans feel breakfast is important, but hectic mornings make it difficult to fit the meal in every day. In fact, 40 percent of moms say that their child does not eat breakfast daily, according to Kellogg’s Breakfast in America survey. To garner increased participation in the School Breakfast Program, Crestview Local School District will recognize National School Breakfast Week. Slated for March 3-7 2014, National School Breakfast Week is a weeklong celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents.
The 2014 National School Breakfast Week theme, “Take Time for School Breakfast” encourages parents to consider the school breakfast program as a time-saving option for those busy mornings. The theme will appear in school cafeterias during National School Breakfast Week, March 3-7.
Too many children are showing up at school hungry, and hungry children can’t learn. Eating breakfast at school can help families save time in the morning. And knowing that school breakfast is healthy and a great value is a huge relief for parents.
Cafeterias will promote school breakfast with special menus and decorations, activities, and events all week. The students will receive an item to take home with them to promote breakfast.
Every school day, Crestview’s breakfast program offers students a healthy breakfast that they need to get set for a busy school day. Your child has a choice of: Pancakes, sausage, cereal, toast, yogurt, muffins, French toast sticks, and fresh fruit along with milk. Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories, sodium.
“Take Time for School Breakfast” was created by the non-profit School Nutrition Association with support from Kellogg’s Foodservice. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles.