Students at Arnold Mill Elementary School enjoy their CCSD School Nutrition meal in the cafeteria.
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, the Cherokee County School District will celebrate National School Breakfast Week with special events March 6-10!
The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Take the School Breakfast Challenge,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to participate with special menus, decorations and cafeteria events.
Events planned for CCSD’s celebration include a special fruit-and-granola offering on Tuesday, March 7, as well as “Breakfast for Lunch” on Wednesday, March 8, including French toast, sausage, fruit crisp and potatoes.
Middle schools participated in a breakfast competition during the month of February, and the school with the largest increase in participation will win a visit from Freddie the Falcon on Friday, March 10!
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Tina Farmer, CCSD School Nutrition Director. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy and appealing choices we offer.”
The School District serves more than 6,000 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – and encourage students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.
Breakfast is offered daily in all CCSD schools and includes the following healthy options: whole-grain pancakes and waffles, chicken and sausage biscuits, whole-grain breakfast pastries and cereals along with a choice of fruit or juice and low-fat or skim milk.
National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. The “Take the School Breakfast Challenge” is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association, Kellogg’s and Potatoes USA. Parents and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk.
For more information about CCSD schools meals, visit http://cherokeek12.net/ or www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.