“Mom, at my school, they have a breakfast that’s a sausage on a stick, wrapped in a pancake!” My son doesn’t usually eat breakfast at school, but he was obviously impressed with this breakfast on a skewer that he’d seen a classmate eating. The middle schools in his district are rolling out “grab n go” breakfasts which students can pick up from various points in the school and eat in their first period class. All of these innovations in school breakfast have a single goal: get a nutritious meal into kids so that they are full and ready to learn.
This week is National School Breakfast Week, a celebration of the program and people that serves more than 14 million children every day. The theme is “I Heart School Breakfast” and the School Nutrition Association is encouraging school food service staff, parents and students to share the ways that they love school breakfast.
Dairy companies love school breakfast too, and show it by providing the milk, yogurt and cheese that are important parts of school breakfast. Together with other nutritious foods that are also required in a school breakfast, dairy products contribute to the healthy meals and full stomachs that so many kids need in the morning.
Show your love for school breakfast on social media with the hashtag #NSBW18.