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National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week

Event Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 (All day) to Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day)

Healthy eating and academic achievement are interrelated. Ensuring that all youth receive proper nutrition requires the coordination of public health professionals, schools, and parents. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, skipping breakfast is associated with decreased cognitive performance. Skipping breakfast can impact students' alertness, attention, memory, processing of complex visual display, and problem-solving. Inadequate consumption of specific foods, such as fruits and vegetables, is also associated with lower academic achievement.

In 1975, Congress established National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) to raise awareness of, and increase student participation in, the School Breakfast Program. Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “the School Breakfast Program provides cash assistance to states to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions.” This year's theme is School Breakfast: Out of this World, which hopes to "captivate students and stakeholders with how your breakfast program is blasting off into new territory." 

Get involved in NSBW:

 

Teens eating lunch at school