“We all know you can’t teach a hungry child,” said School Nutrition Supervisor Melanie Smiley.
Only half of the students who eat lunch at school also eat school breakfast, according to the Food Research and Action Council.
This year’s theme, “Take the School Breakfast Challenge,” encourages parents, students and school officials to start their morning with a healthy breakfast.
To garner increased participation in the school breakfast program, the elementary schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week in a special way.
Each day during the week, the district invites the following to eat breakfast at our elementary schools:
• Monday, March 6: Moms
• Tuesday, March 7: School Board members and city officials
• Wednesday, March 8: Grandparents, aunts and uncles
• Thursday, March 9: Local firefighters and police officers
• Friday, March 10: Dads
The cafeteria doors will open at 6:45 a.m.
Every school day, breakfast programs offers students a healthy breakfast that they need to get set for a busy school day. Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories and sodium.