The importance of school breakfast

March 2nd, 2015 by Live Well Omaha Kids

GrabAndGoBreakfastWritten by Eric P. Nelson, Principal at Fontenelle Elementary

The school bell rings and hundreds of eager students are moving swiftly through the breakfast line anxiously awaiting the healthy meal they are about to put into their “grab-n-go” bag.

School breakfast is offered all over the state of Nebraska and participation continues to rise every year. Children everywhere are able to start the day in a calm, relaxed atmosphere that is filled with opportunities to talk with peers, academic intervention groups, one on one time with their teacher, and various other strategies. The children are showing up on time, on task and ready to learn.

I believe that school breakfast is the ultimate beginning to a productive “bell-to-bell” day that includes academic success, social and emotional stability, and food security.

Watch this video to learn more about the Grab-n-Go program.

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March 2-6, 2015 is National School Breakfast Week! NSBW was launched in 1989 by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children.

 

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