National School Breakfast Week, March 5-9, 2012
- Created on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:24
Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 178
Mr. J. Bradley Clements, Chief Operating Officer, 301-475-4256, ext. 7
LEONARDTOWN, MD – To highlight how eating a balanced breakfast at school can help students succeed, St. Mary’s County Public Schools is hosting “School Breakfast – Go for Gold,” the week of March 5-9, 2012. Participating school cafeterias will celebrate school breakfast with special menus and decorations, fun puzzles, and school breakfast-related brainteasers to help students warm up their brains before they head to class. Kids will also have the opportunity to create their own school breakfast t-shirt design highlighting the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast.
Breakfast is served at every school in St. Mary’s County Public Schools and offers students the healthy foods they need to get set for a busy school day. Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat and portion size. Healthy school breakfasts can be a lifesaver for busy parents too. Knowing that your child can eat a healthy breakfast after they get to school can be a huge relief for parents.
“School Breakfast – Go for Gold” was created by the non-profit School Nutrition Association with support from General Mills Foodservice. This national campaign recognizes National School Breakfast Week, which was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement, and healthy lifestyles.