GCPS Celebrates National School Breakfast Week 2020

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March 2, 2020 – To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Goochland County Public Schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week from March 2-6, 2020.

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast at home, and U.S. Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The USDA School Breakfast Program currently serves more than 14 million students every 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.
    • Be more alert.
    • Maintain a healthy weight.

School nutrition professionals and students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for school breakfast from March 2-6 as the district celebrates with giveaways of school supplies and stickers with each breakfast meal and more.  Don’t forget the breakfast kiosks at GMS & RES along with the “second chance” breakfast served between 2nd and 3rd block at GHS.

National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.

GCPS serves over 450 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in Goochland County Public Schools prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – while encouraging students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.

For more information about school meals, visit http://goochlandschools.org/or www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.

National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions since 1975.

Author: Andy Armstrong

Assistant Superintendent for Administration, Goochland County Public Schools