Dig In

Students Can “Dig In” to Healthy Breakfast Options at School free every day.

National School Breakfast Week Campaign Focuses on Benefits of School Breakfast

To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Jenkins Independent Schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) during March 6-10, 2023. The NSBW campaign theme, “DIG IN to School Breakfast,” reminds the entire school community that healthy breakfast options available at school provide an energizing start to the day for students.

U.S. Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The School Breakfast Program serves more than 14 million students every day.

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Fortunately, Jenkins Independent Schools offer nutritious school breakfasts, complete with fruit and low-fat or fat-free milk, to ensure students are fueled for learning every school day. Burdine Elementary will be celebrating Dr. Seuss read across America and National School Breakfast week together with some fun breakfast menu items. Jenkins Middle High School will have some new and exciting breakfast options.  Parents are asked to encourage their children to join us every day for a nutritious free meal.

Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration and memory
  • Be more alert
  • Maintain a healthy weight

Parents and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk using the hashtag #NSBW23.

For more information about Jenkins Independent Schools’  meal programs contact Food Service Director Susan Baker  susan.baker@jenkins.kyschools.us

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