More students than ever are taking time for school breakfast and getting the nutrition they need to fuel their busy school days. Research shows starting the day with a school breakfast can lead to improved classroom behavior and achievement.
Families rushing through the morning routine can depend on schools to offer students a balanced breakfast including protein, grains, fruit or 100% fruit juice and low-fat milk. New nutrition standards being implemented for school meals mean more whole grains and more fruit at breakfast, while fat and sodium are limited.
The “Take Time for School Breakfast” campaign during National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7) will celebrate the benefits of school breakfast with cafeteria celebrations including an art contest, take-home activities for kids and special menus.
Schools are getting creative with breakfast service options that work best to reach students, including grab-and-go options, breakfast in the classroom service, breakfast carts and kiosks around the school building. Contact your cafeteria manager to learn about menus and service options available at your school and visit www.Facebook.com/TrayTalk to participate in the National School Breakfast Week giveaway contest.
“Take Time for School Breakfast” was created by the non-profit School Nutrition Association with support from Kellogg’s Foodservice.