Elkin City Schools Celebrate National School Breakfast Week
Children who eat breakfast at school start the day ready to learn—reflected in higher test scores and better classroom behavior. However, only half of the children who eat lunch at school also eat school breakfast, according to the Food Research and Action Council. To garner increased participation in the School Breakfast Program, Elkin City Schools has recognized National School Breakfast Week during March 2-6, 2015. National School Breakfast Week is a week long celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents.
The 2015 National School Breakfast Week theme, “Make the Grade with School Breakfast” reminds everyone in the school community – parents, students, administrators – that a healthy school breakfast sets students up for a day of learning and academic success.
“Too many children are showing up at school hungry, and we know hungry children can’t learn,” said Dr. Randy Bledsoe, Superintendent. “A healthy breakfast helps students focus in the classroom and perform better. That’s why we offer a healthy breakfast every morning in our schools.”
Elkin City School’s cafeteria’s promoted school breakfast this past week with special guest, Dr. Randy Bledsoe, Superintendent, and Mr. Frank Beals, Board of Education Member helping to serve during the breakfast hour at Elkin Elementary School on Tuesday and at Elkin Middle School/Elkin High School on Thursday.
Every school day, Elkin City School’s breakfast program offers students a healthy breakfast that they need to prepare for a busy school day. Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories, sodium.
“Make the Grade with School Breakfast” was created by the non-profit School Nutrition Association with support from Kellogg’s Foodservice. National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles.
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Elkin, NC 28621