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Michelle Albee Matto Nutrition Notes Blog offers insight, news and analysis on nutrition, as well as food labeling. The blog is written by Michelle Albee Matto, who worked in IDFA's regulatory department for eight years, most recently as assistant director for nutrition and labeling.

Michelle now works exclusively for IDFA as a nutrition and labeling consultant. Contact her at

Michelle is a registered dietician and holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Society for Nutrition Education.

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I Heart School Breakfast!

Mar 06, 2018

“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.

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