Students Can “Score Big” with School Breakfast
National School Breakfast Week Campaign Encourages Students to Try School Breakfast
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Onalaska School District will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) during March 8-12, 2021.
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Fortunately, Onalaska schools offer nutritious school breakfasts, complete with fruit and low-fat milk, to ensure students are fueled for learning every school day. School Breakfast is served in the classrooms every school day for Pre K – 5th grades and is available in the Cafeteria, Commons & High School Library Buildings for Middle & High school students. This school year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is allowing all children to receive school breakfast and lunch for free, without an application, so it’s a great time for families to give school breakfast a try.
The NSBW campaign theme, “Score Big with School Breakfast,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. 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
A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is a great way to ensure students get the best education they can.
And children who eat school breakfast are more likely to get the vitamins, minerals & fiber they need to grow & be healthy.
The “Score Big with 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 #NSBW21.
For more information about Onalaska’s school meals, visit https://foodservice.onysd.wednet.edu/home or www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.
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 child care institutions since 1975.
The Onalaska School Food Service is operated by the school district, for the children, under a federal grant. The district operates its own food service to provide great meals to kids in a fiscally responsible way. This allows the cooks to make a lot of the food from scratch. Giving them more control over the sodium, fat, and fiber contents of each meal. Some of the items made from scratch are Pizza, sloppy joes, spaghetti, all soups, baked beans, refried beans, Mexican black beans, rolls, cookies, teriyaki and, General Tso chicken, logger nachos (meat & cheese sauce), BBQ Chicken, quesadillas and chef salads. We offer vegetables and a variety of fruits every day. Whole grain products are available every day. All of the meals are planned to meet the RDAs for the students we feed.
If you have any questions or comments about our food program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Services Director