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Students Can “Dig In” to Healthy Breakfast Options at School
National School Breakfast Week Campaign Focuses on Benefits of School Breakfast
St. George, Utah March 6, 2023 – To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices
available with school breakfast, WCSD 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
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Fortunately,
WCSD 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.
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
School nutrition professionals and students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for school breakfast
from March 6-10 as the district celebrates NSBW with special menus, activities, and more. [Insert details on your
planned activities for “DIG IN to School Breakfast” meal plans and/or date and time of special NSBW events.]
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is a great way to ensure students are nourished and ready to learn,”
said Sharon Stuki. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about
all the nutritious and delicious choices we offer.”
The “DIG IN to School Breakfast” campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s®.
Parents and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk using the hashtag #NSBW23.
For more information about WCSD meals, visit www.washk12.org or
About National School Breakfast Week
National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast
Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare
institutions since 1975.