Promoting a nutritious beginning to the school day
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time to prepare a healthy breakfast. Fortunately, Dallas ISD schools offer free nutritious breakfasts that are being highlighted during the upcoming School Breakfast Week.
During March 6-10, the district wants to raise awareness about the importance of nutritious breakfasts offered in schools to ensure students are fueled for learning every day. The Food and Child Nutrition Services Department encourages all families to take advantage of the healthy breakfast choices available at the school cafeteria.
The SBW campaign theme, “Get your day in gear with a healthy 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 6-10 as the district celebrates SBW with special menus, activities and more. Visit https://www.dallasisd.org/fcns to find out more fun activities and a chance to win a prize.
“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.”
On March 8, students will be offered a special treat, a mini blueberry parfait, for breakfast, and on March 9, students will be able to enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast-for-lunch meal.
Let’s celebrate school breakfast week together. Mark your calendars and join the Food and Child Nutrition Services team in promoting nutritious breakfasts.