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Save the Date! Louisiana Celebrates School Breakfast Week March 6-10, 2023
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Louisiana schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) 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 day.
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Fortunately, Louisiana 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. The "DIG IN to School Breakfast" campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg's®.
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.