National School Breakfast Week March 6th-10th

posted Feb 24, 2017, 6:18 AM by Jesse Kohls

Ross Local Schools Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, the National School Breakfast Program, a federally funded program, makes it possible for school children in the U.S. to receive a nutritious breakfast every school day. Ross Local Schools is using a weeklong celebration to bring attention to their successful breakfast program that offers fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy options.


National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), taking place March 6-10, will include a “School Breakfast Challenge”. This challenge reminds the entire school community that breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Both Morgan and Elda elementary schools will highlight the importance of eating breakfast through a fun creative menu, decorations, prizes, and breakfast with a very special guest. Students are encouraged to “Take the Challenge” by eating breakfast each morning in the school’s cafeteria during National Breakfast Week. Students who participate in all five days of the challenge will be entered into a drawing to win a prize!


National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to ensure the awareness of availability for the healthy and tasty breakfast options available to students at school, as well as the numerous health benefits of a school breakfast. Eating breakfast at school can improve student academic performance and behavior in the classroom, as well as improve health and reduce hunger among children who have limited or uncertain access to food at home.


Ross Local Schools serves breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School food service personnel prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – and encourage students to choose from the fruit, vegetables, and whole grains offered with every school meal.


It is proven that children who participate in school breakfast are more likely to consume diets that are adequate or exceed standards for important vitamins and minerals than those who do not eat school breakfast or who have breakfast at home. “Take the Challenge” by eating breakfast every day in the school cafeteria from March 6 through March 10.