Holcomb Middle School event will highlight innovative approach to school breakfast
Ann Marie Bush, Communications Specialist (785) 296-7921
March 2, 2016
For Immediate Release
Kansas celebrates National School Breakfast Week
What: March 7-11 is National School Breakfast Week. Studies show that breakfast increases healthy eating habits and academic performance. Despite this, three out of four public school teachers of grades K-8 say their students regularly come to school hungry. The School Breakfast Program provides the opportunity for children in participating schools to receive a healthy meal that will get their day started off right.
Kansas served more than 17.7 million breakfasts throughout 2015. As a result of the weeklong school breakfast promotion last year, Kansas schools served 200,755 more breakfasts in March 2015 as compared to the number of breakfasts served during March 2014, according to the Kansas State Department of Education’s Child Nutrition & Wellness team. There were a total of 1,700,151 breakfasts served to Kansas students during March 2015.
Fuel Up to Play 60 continues to encourage everyone to start their day with the nutrition needed to Fuel Greatness by raising school breakfast awareness and participation and promoting alternative breakfast options offered by school districts nationwide.
Schools across Kansas are working hard to make the healthy choice the easy choice for students through innovative service methods, such as Breakfast in the Classroom, Second-Chance Breakfast and Grab-and-Go Breakfast.
In conjunction with the observance of National School Breakfast Week, the following event is taking place to showcase innovative school breakfast programs:
7:20 a.m., Monday, March 7
Holcomb Middle School
500 N. Henderson St. in Holcomb, Kan.
Featuring: Holcomb High School athletes, Power Panther, USD 363 Holcomb staff, KSDE staff and more.
Linda Spence, Food Service Director for USD 363 Holcomb
Chad Krug, Holcomb Middle School principal
Athletes, Holcomb High School students
Hilary Hanvey and Power Panther, KSDE
Contacts: Ann Marie Bush, Kansas State Department of Education
(785) 296-7921, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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