Garden City Public Schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week from March 2-6.
Garden City Public Schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week from March 2-6 to encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast.
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast.
The School Breakfast Program currently serves more than 14 million students per 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, and maintain a healthy weight.
The National School Breakfast Week campaign theme, “Out of This World,” reminds the community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students.
School nutrition professionals and students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for school breakfast from March 2-6 as the district celebrates with special menus, cafeteria events, and more.
This year Horace Good Middle School and Charles Stones Intermediate Center has implemented serving breakfast at alternative times.
In addition the high school offers a second chance breakfast, said Tracy Johnson, Garden City Public Schools Nutrition Services diretor.
“It has been a huge success,” Johnson said “We are also incorporating oatmeal bars and other homemade items to attract more students to the breakfast line.”
Horace Good has breakfast after the first bell and Charles Stones and Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Centers have breakfast after first hour.
Parents and students can follow National School Breakfast Week on Facebook.com/TrayTalk using the hashtag #NSBW20.
For more information about school meals, visit gckschools.com or schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.