Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) helps nearly 8,900 students start every school day with a nutritious breakfast. To encourage students to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, NDS will participate in this year’s National School Breakfast Week (NSBW).
The NSBW campaign theme, “Start Your Engines with School Breakfast,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Students throughout the five-county Archdiocese will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for NSBW from March 4-8 by completing daily activity sheets that encourage students to work through fun puzzles and activities with their classmates.
Brooke Mullen, Assistant Director of Community Relations for NDS said, “Starting the school day with a nourishing breakfast is essential to the success of young students. A balanced, protein-rich meal helps get students’ bodies moving, their minds flowing, and their energy up for learning. School Breakfast Week is a great time for schools to encourage breakfast consumption, while also promoting healthy eating in a fun, impactful way.”
In 1989, NSBW was launched to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement, and healthy lifestyles. The “I Heart School Breakfast” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association.
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Editor’s Note: For more information about Nutritional Development Services http://nutritionaldevelopmentservices.org.To learn more about National School Breakfast Week, please visit https://schoolnutrition.org/meetings/events/nsbw/2018/.
Deputy Communications Officer