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National School Breakfast Week
March 2-6, 2020
Getting More Students to Blast Off with Breakfast
“Out of This World” Campaign Encourages Big Foot High School Families to Choose Breakfast at School. 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 USDA 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 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. “A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is a great way to ensure students get the best education they can,” said Brenda Utesch. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.”
Our district serves over 50 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in the Big Foot Union High School District 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. “We would love to see that number increase.”
Every morning, Big Foot High School offers breakfast. Students are offered a different hot breakfast sandwich or other hot choice daily. Examples would be a buttery Croissant with bacon, egg and cheese or an English Muffin with sausage, or a Biscuit sandwich with a chicken patty or sausage, Pancake & sausage sandwich, a warm cinnamon roll, and French Toast Sticks, just to name a few.
Students also have the choice of a “grab and go” breakfasts that contain either a Yogurt Parfait, PBJ sandwich, WG oatmeal chocolate chip Benefit bar, cereal, bagel, WG muffin, WG mini donuts, granola bar, cereal bar, or WG banana bread. Student’s then have the choice to pick two other items: apple slices, applesauce, apple, oranges, or juice, string cheese or yogurt, and a milk (one choice must include a fruit).
Please remember: Breakfast is FREE for all Free and Reduced qualifying students.
The “Out of This World” campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s®.
About National School Breakfast Week: National School Breakfast Week 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.