It’s Time to Try School Breakfast

| March 6, 2014

Breakfast-lowndes-countyVALDOSTA, GA – The majority of Americans feel breakfast is important, but hectic mornings make it difficult to fit the meal in every day. In fact, 40 percent of moms say that their child does not eat breakfast daily, according to Kellogg’s Breakfast in America survey. To garner increased participation in the School Breakfast Program, Lowndes County schools recognized National School Breakfast Week March 3-7 2014. National School Breakfast Week is a weeklong celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents.

The 2014 National School Breakfast Week theme, “Take Time for School Breakfast” encourages parents to consider the school breakfast program as a time-saving option for those busy mornings. The theme was the focus in school cafeterias during National School Breakfast Week, March 3-7.

“Too many children are showing up at school hungry, and hungry children can’t learn,” said Sharon Flythe, Lowndes Director of School Nutrition.  “Eating breakfast at school can help families save time in the morning. And knowing that school breakfast is healthy and a great value is a huge relief for parents.”

During the week Lowndes cafeterias promoted school breakfast with special menus and decorations, activities, and events all week.

Every school day, Lowndes County’s breakfast program offers students a healthy breakfast that they need to get set for a busy school day.   Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories, sodium.

“Take Time for School Breakfast” was created by the non-profit School Nutrition Association with support from Kellogg’s Foodservice.  Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles.

Source: Lowndes County School System Press Release

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