“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Bruce Smith and Cathy Pleasants. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy and appealing choices we offer”. The district serves hundreds of breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in Lincoln County prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – and encourages students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals. Some of the schools are implementing different service models like Breakfast in the Classroom or Grab and Go Breakfast to increase participation.
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.