School Breakfast Week March 5-9

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March 5-9 is National School Breakfast Week! National School Breakfast Week is a week long program designed to raise awareness of the School Breakfast Program in school communities.

Students who eat school breakfast are…..

  • More likely to maintain a healthy weight
  • Drink more milk
  • Eat more fruit daily
  • Have better concentration and memory
  • More alert in class
  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading, math, and standardized tests

Eating school breakfast is also associated with lower rates of absenteeism and tardiness, fewer behavioral problems, and a reduced number of nurse’s office visits. School breakfast also supports a positive environment in the school by decreasing the risk of food insecurity, improving children’s overall dietary intake, helping to protect against childhood obesity and other negative health outcomes, and reducing students’ stress and anxiety. Click for a list of CCSD schools that offer Breakfast After the Bell.

And to learn more about school breakfast in the Clark County School District, as well as how to apply for free and reduced meals, visit the Clark County Food Service website.

 

 

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