School Breakfast Week March 5 – 9, 2018
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, 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
- Maintain a healthy weight
The National School Breakfast Week campaign theme, “I Heart School Breakfast”, reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for “I Heart School Breakfast” from March 5-9 with special menus, giveaways and more.
A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education possible. National School Breakfast Week helps educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices Perry Cafeterias offer. The district serves over 750 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. Our staff prepares 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.
All Perry Local schools serve breakfast daily before school begins and the cost is $1.25/$.30 reduced and free to those that qualify for free lunch.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.