Districts Observe the Importance of National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week reminds us of the value of nutritious school breakfasts. 

The federal School Breakfast Program provides low-income children with a healthy morning meal every school day.

Clear Creek ISD nutrition staff
Clear Creek ISD Nutrition staff show off a few breakfast options!
Cypress- Fairbanks ISD nutrition
Celebrating breakfast week and school nutrition in Cypress- Fairbanks ISD

During School Breakfast Week, school nutrition staff create special breakfast menu items and fun activities for all students. 

Why is School Breakfast Important?

School breakfasts lead to better academic success.  Food security provides equity to students. Hunger can cause children to have a more difficult time focusing on learning, managing behavior and emotions, or maintaining positive relationships with their teachers and peers.

Fort Bend ISD nutrition
Texans Toro checks out breakfast options in Fort Bend ISD

Are School Breakfasts Nutritious?

YES! The USDA- Nutrition Standards require school nutrition directors to serve certain menu items at each meal while encouraging the use of domestically produced foods.

Requirements for school breakfast for K-12 students include:

 

Grains: Two servings of whole grains

Milk: One cup of either fat-free or 1% white milk or fat-free flavored milk

Fruit: One cup of fruit (or vegetables)

Alvin ISD nutrition
Students in Alvin ISD combine color and nutrition for School Breakfast Week!

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