To garner increased participation in the school breakfast program, Liberty County schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week on March 3-7. The week’s festivities are designed to increase awareness of the system’s 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 program as a time-saving option for busy mornings.
“Too many children are showing up at school hungry, and hungry children can’t learn,” School Nutrition Director Dr. Chris Reddick said. “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.”
Cafeterias will promote morning meals with special menus, decorations, activities and events all week. Local military personnel will come and help serve breakfast to children.
“Take Time for School Breakfast” was created by the nonprofit 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 school breakfast programs to children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles.