Studies indicate that students who eat school breakfast increase their math and reading scores and improve their congnitive spead and memory, according to the Food Researcn and Action Center. However, fewer than half of the children that receive lunch at school also receive breakfast. To garner increased participation in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) Cabarrus County Schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week, March 4-8, 2013.
The 2013 theme, "Be a Star with School Breakfast," highlights how eating a balanced breakfast at school can help students shine like their favorite stars in the movies, on the field, and on TV.
Every school day, Cabarrus County Schools Child Nutrition Program, offers students the healthy foods they need to get set for a busy school day beginning with breakfast. Every day students are given healthy options to begin their day with a variety of fresh fruit, low-fat milk, whole grain and low fat options all for $1.15 (Elementary schools) or $1.30 (Secondary schools). Students that receive Free or Reduced benefits can receive a complete breakfast for FREE! Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat and portion sizes.
"Be a Star with School Breakfast" was created by the non-profit School Nutrition Association with support from Kellogg's Foodservice. This national campaign recognizes National School Breakfast Week, launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children and the like between eating a good breakfast, academic achievemnt and healthy lifestyles.