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Celebrating National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week (March 4-8, 2024) celebrates the national School Breakfast Program, promoting the benefits of school breakfast programs, and raising awareness about the importance of a nutritious breakfast for students.

Why Breakfast Matters :

The saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the day", proves to be true for students. Having a nutritious breakfast is essential to fueling the body and mind, setting the tone for a day filled with learning and achievement. Studies have shown that students who eat a nutritious breakfast are more likely to excel academically, have improved concentration, better problem-solving skills, and increased participation in class .


National School Breakfast Week is the perfect opportunity for schools and communities to come together to promote healthy habits. This year's National School Breakfast Week theme is " Surf's Up with School Breakfast". The theme focuses on a nutritious and appetizing breakfast while bringing the excitement and energy of surfing to the cafeteria. A fun way to get everyone involved would be to plan a surfing themed breakfast party, filled with tropical menu items such as breakfast parfaits, tropical fruit bowls, smoothies, or fruit oatmeal. By involving students, parents, and educators, the message of the importance of a wholesome breakfast resonates more effectively.


Here is a recipe for a oatmeal yogurt parfait that is delicious and will give kids the brain power to stay focused throughout the day !


Ingredients:

Fresh or frozen strawberries

Fresh or frozen blueberries or blackberries

Honey

Ground cinnamon

Cooked oats

Fat-free plain yogurt


Directions:

  1. In a bowl, stir together strawberries, blueberries, honey, and cinnamon

  2. In a parfait glass: layer the oatmeal, fruit mixture, yogurt, and top with the fruit mixture


However you decided to celebrate National School Breakfast Week, the goal is to emphasize the importance of starting the day with a nutritious breakfast to support overall well-being and academic success.






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