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LEVEL UP with a healthy school breakfast.

Spring Branch ISD elementary schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 4-8, 2019. School breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Look for helpful tips and resources for students and families on Twitter @SBISD #EveryChild as we 'level up' all week long.

U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The School Breakfast Program currently serves more than 14 million students nationally every day. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration, memory, and alertness
  • have improved attendance, behavior, and academic performance
  • Maintain a healthy weight

“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education possible,” said Chris Kamradt, SBISD Director of Food Services. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.” The district serves over 9,000 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. 

 

 

School nutrition professionals in SBISD spend 4-5 hours daily preparing breakfast and lunches that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories, and sodium – while encouraging students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.

"All of our breakfast items are whole grain, low in fat and sugar and made with love by our incredible staff," said Kamradt. "We endlessly try to create menu items that reach all different food preferences. Some new items that will be served include a Sausage and Cheese Croissant Sandwich and a Fruit Pizza – using whole grain flatbread, low-fat vanilla yogurt topped with fruit and Yogurt Parfaits!"

For more information about the SBISD food service program, visit SBISD's Child Nutrition Services website. The “Level Up” campaign is made possible by the Texas Department of Agriculture. 

Resources:

Explore why breakfast is the most important meal of the day! https://schoolnutrition.org/uploadedFiles/2_Meetings_and_Events/NSBW_2018/Pages/NSBW-2018-Infographic.pdf

Download the I LOVE SCHOOL BREAKFAST activity pack and power up! #EveryChild https://schoolnutrition.org/uploadedFiles/2_Meetings_and_Events/NSBW_2018/Pages/NSBW2018-Coloring-Sheets.pdf

 


Submitted by Melissa Wiland, SBISD Communications, melissa.wiland@springbranchisd.com.