“Dive into a Healthy Breakfast” campaign encourages families to choose breakfast at school
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, San Benito schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 5-9.
The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Dive into a Healthy Breakfast,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students.
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; and
- Maintain a healthy weight.
NSBW was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions since 1975. The School Breakfast Program currently serves more than 14 million students every day.
San Benito CISD’s Child Nutrition Program (CNP) serves approximately 6,000 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program.
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.
Local school nutrition professionals 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.
For additional information, please contact the CNP office at (956) 361-6400.