National School Breakfast Week is March 6 – 10
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, Newton-Conover City Schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week during March 6-10, 2017. The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “School Breakfast Challenge”, reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to “Take the Challenge” from March 6-10 with special menus, decorations, cafeteria events, and more.
Start Your Day with a Good Breakfast by joining us for the School Breakfast Challenge!
“Breakfast Provides Benefits… Make it a Priority”
- Higher Test Scores. Research has proven that children who eat breakfast have higher math and readng scores.
- Improved Attendance. Studies show that students who eat breakfast are absent and tardy less often.
- Fewer Trips to the School Nurse. When students eat breakfast, nurses report fewer hunger related office visits.
- Improved Classroom Behavior. Students are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Principals confirm that they see fewer discipline problems when students have eaten breakfast.
- Better Learning. Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.
- More Time on Learning. When students have eaten, they are better able to concentrate and behave in the classroom. This allows teachers to spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline.