Although the majority of Americans feel breakfast is important, 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, schools throughout Minnesota will recognize National School Breakfast Week from March 3-7 2014.
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.
“Too many children are showing up at school hungry, and hungry children can’t learn,” said Brenda Braulick, president of the Minnesota School Nutrition Association. “Eating breakfast at school can help families save time in the morning, and knowing that school breakfast is healthy and a great value is a huge relief for parents.”
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles.
The Minnesota School Nutrition Association is made up of over 2,900 school foodservice professionals working hard to help children by advancing school nutrition programs in our state.