During the week of March 2, school cafeterias across the country celebrated National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) with the 2020 theme “School Breakfast: Out of This World.” The celebration featured special events, activities, prizes, and menu items to raise awareness of how healthy school breakfasts fuel students for success in the classroom and beyond.
In more than 90,000 schools nationwide, 14.7 million students choose from a variety of healthy breakfast options each day, thanks to the School Breakfast Program. Meals meet federal nutrition standards limiting unhealthy fat, calories, and sodium, and school nutrition professionals encourage students to enjoy the fruits, vegetables, and whole grains offered with school breakfast. Research shows: students who eat school breakfast perform better on standardized tests and have improved classroom behavior and attendance. School breakfast plays a particularly significant role for children of food-insecure families, who depend on school meals as a key source of nutrition.
School breakfast is a convenient choice for students who are not hungry before heading to school or have hectic morning schedules. Today, Lintons offers breakfast through alternate service venues, such as kiosks, in addition to the traditional cafeteria line. School breakfast participation continues to rise thanks to breakfast in the classroom programs and grab and go kiosks, which allow students to pick up a healthy meal on the way to class.
The NSBW “School Breakfast: Out of This World” campaign reminds the entire school community that breakfast allows students to “reach the outer limits” of their potential.