Students encouraged to eat healthy breakfast
Getting More Students to Begin their Day with Breakfast
“I Heart School Breakfast” Campaign Encourages CPSD Families to Choose Breakfast at School
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, CPSD K-6 schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 5-9, 2018.
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The School Breakfast Program currently serves more than 14 million students every day. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
- Reach higher levels of achievement in math
- Score higher on standardized tests
- Have better concentration, memory and alertness
- Have improved attendance, behavior, and academic performance
- Maintain a healthy weight
The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “I Heart School Breakfast”, reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for “I Heart School Breakfast” from March 5-9 with special menus, cafeteria events, prizes, and more.
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education possible,” said Keba Laird, Child Nutrition Supervisor. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.” The District serves over 600 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in CPSD 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.
Laird adds, “We’re planning a delicious, special menu during NSBW to include breakfast burritos with salsa, chicken biscuits, whole-grain cinnamon rolls, and apple frudels.”
The “I Heart School Breakfast” campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s®.
Parents and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk using the hashtag #NSBW18.
For more information about CPSD meals, visit www.clintonpublicschools.com and click on School Meals. There you can subscribe to have the CPSD menus emailed to you each month, as well as gather information about downloading our mobile menu app.