Score Big With School Breakfast

Easy access to a healthy, balanced school breakfast each day can be a positive game-changer for students. This year’s National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) theme, “Score Big with School Breakfast,” emphasizes how students, parents and school communities all win when students nourish their school day with the important morning meal. Whether their students are learning in person or remotely, schools across the country are still finding ways to safely celebrate NSBW with special menu items, events and fun activities to raise awareness of the benefits of school breakfast, currently provided for free to all students.

Greeley-Evansweld County School District 6 (CO) is going big this year, hosting a contest for students to meet virtually with an NFL player! Students enter by submitting their breakfast recipe idea, the student with the winning recipe will get a virtual visit with a Denver Broncos player for their entire class. The nutrition staff will also try to implement the winning recipe in their regular breakfast menu.

Greeley D6 breakfast menus during NSBW feature Dutch Caramel & Vanilla ‘Rip Van Wafels’, Turkey Ham & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches, Mini Wheats Cereal Bowls, Buttery Maple Belgian Waffles, Cinnamon Toast Bites. Sides served with breakfast include fresh fruit, applesauce, string cheese, berry trail mix and orange juice or milk. Gold medals will be hidden in a few school breakfast meals for students to find and win a prize!

Studies show that children 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 and maintain a healthy weight.

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.  The “Score Big with School Breakfast” campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s.

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