To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Coffee County schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) during March 8-12, 2021.
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Fortunately, Coffee County schools offer nutritious school breakfasts, complete with fruit and low-fat or fat-free milk, to ensure students are fueled for learning every school day.
The NSBW campaign theme, “Score Big with School Breakfast,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Studies show that students 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
Maintain a healthy weight
School nutrition professionals and students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for school breakfast from March 8-12 as the district celebrates NSBW with special menus, activities, and more. Daily prizes will be given out at every elementary school, and higher grades will have a prize during the week as well. Encourage your student to take advantage of eating a nutritious FREE breakfast offered at their school.
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is a great way to ensure students get the best education they can,” said Dawn Lewis, School Nutrition Program Director. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.”
The “Score Big with School Breakfast” campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s.
Parents and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk using the hashtag #NSBW21.
For more information about Coffee County School Nutrition, visit coffee.k12.ga.us or www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals. Like us on Facebook (Coffee County School Nutrition) to see what our program is doing.