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“Wake Up to School Breakfast” Encourages New Albany Elementary School Families to Choose Breakfast at School

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias.  To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, New Albany Elementary School recognized National School Breakfast Week during March 7-11, 2016.

The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Wake Up to School Breakfast”, reminded the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students were encouraged to “Wake Up” their minds and bodies during March 7-11 with special menus, decorations, cafeteria events, and more.

breakfast week 2Fun-named menu items such as Kickin’ Chicken & Bisucits, Sunrise Sausage & Biscuits, Dawn of Pop Tarts, Stretchin’ with Cereal, and Morning Muffins were served during the week.

Breakfast week 1“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Tammie Reeder, Health Services Coordinator for New Albany Schools. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy and appealing choices we offer”. School nutrition professionals in the New Albany School District prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – and encourage students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.Breakfast week 4

National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. The “Wake Up to School Breakfast” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s Specialty Channels.

 

Melanie Shannon

Public Relations

New Albany Schools

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