To raise awareness of the importance of breakfast, Dallas ISD will celebrate School Breakfast Week (SBW) from March 6 through 10. All families are encouraged to take advantage of the healthy breakfast choices available at all Dallas ISD school cafeterias.
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Fortunately, Dallas ISD schools offer free nutritious school breakfasts, complete with fruit and low-fat or fat-free milk, to ensure students are fueled for learning every school day.
The SBW campaign theme, “Get your day in gear with a Healthy School Breakfast,” reminds the Dallas ISD 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
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is a great way to ensure students are nourished and ready to learn,” said Michael Rosenberger, Executive Director of Food and Child Nutrition Services. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the nutritious and delicious choices we offer.”
School nutrition professionals and students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for school breakfast with special menus and activities throughout the week. On March 8 students will be offered a special treat and a mini blueberry parfait for breakfast. On March 9, students will be able to enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast for lunch.
Visit Dallasisd.org/FCNS to find out more fun activities and a chance to win a prize.