Busy weekday mornings can make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. So more students than ever are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast at school, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, East Greenbush CSD will recognize National School Breakfast Week beginning Monday, March 6.
Studies have shown that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Children who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
- Have better concentration
- Participate in class
- Maintain healthy weight
Eating school breakfast is associated with:
- Reduced absenteeism
- Reduced tardiness
- Reduced behavioral problems
- Increased positive learning environment
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Phyllis Sanford-Krug, Food Service Manager. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy and appealing choices we offer.”
Breakfast is offered every day in all East Greenbush schools. It costs $1.75 at the elementary schools and middle school and $2.25 at the high school. (Some students may be eligible for free or reduced price breakfast.)
In celebration of National School Breakfast Week, some schools will have guest servers and Columbia will have daily specials (see below).
Monday – Free hash brown with meal purchase
Tuesday – Warmed Pillsbury Strudel (Cherry or Apple) served with Fresh Fruit Cup
Wednesday – Scrambled Eggs with Bacon or Sausage patty and a Biscuit
Thursday – Breakfast Wrap served with Sliced Strawberry Cup
Friday – Homemade Breakfast Pizza