“Out of This World” Campaign Encourages Students to Choose Breakfast at School
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Caroline County schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 2-6, 2020.
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. 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
The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Out of This World,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students.
The district served about 195,000 breakfast meals last school year through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in our schools 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.