The majority of Americans feel breakfast is important, but hectic mornings make it difficult to fit the meal in every day. In fact, 40 percent of moms say that their child does not eat breakfast daily, according to Kellogg’s Breakfast in America survey. To garner increased participation in the School Breakfast Program, Pennridge School District schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week. Slated for March 3-7 2014, National School Breakfast Week is a weeklong celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents.
The 2014 National School Breakfast Week theme, “Take Time for School Breakfast” encourages parents to consider the school breakfast program as a time-saving option for those busy mornings. The theme will appear in school cafeterias during National School Breakfast Week, March 3-7.
Cafeterias will promote school breakfast with special menus , activities, and events all week. The School Cafeterias will offer “Free Breakfast” to all students on certain days of this week. The schedule will be as follows:
Monday, March 3—5th Grade Free Breakfast Day (Snow date--Monday, March 10)
Tuesday, March 4—4th Grade Free Breakfast Day (Snow date--Tuesday, March 11)
Wednesday, March 5—3rd Grade and 6th Grade Free Breakfast Day (Snow date--Wednesday, March 12)
Thursday March 6—2nd Grade and 7th Grade Grade Free Breakfast Day (Snow date--Thursday, March 13)
Friday, March 7—1st Grade, 8th Grade and ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Free Breakfast Day (Snow date--Friday, March 14)
All students are invited to come to the cafeteria and enjoy a Breakfast Platter on us!
Every school day, our breakfast program offers students a healthy breakfast that they need to get set for a busy school day. Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories, sodium. Please see the Basic School Breakfast tab on the left for your child’s breakfast menu.
“Take Time for School Breakfast” was created by the non-profit School Nutrition Association with support from Kellogg’s Foodservice. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, 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.
We look forward to seeing your child for breakfast!
Nutritional Services Office