School Breakfast Week
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 2-6), Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school health and wellness program, is launching Fuel Greatness, a campaign focused on increasing access to school breakfast participation to ensure all kids start the day with the fuel they need to succeed.
Research shows that improved nutrition, including daily breakfast, and increased physical activity can lead to improved academic performance. Eating breakfast at school can help kids be more attentive, behave better and achieve higher test scores, but according to No Kid Hungry’s annual ‘Hunger in Our Schools’ report, 76 percent of educators say that their students come to school hungry.
Through programs like “Grab-N-Go Breakfast,” reimbursable vending machines, and new recipe ideas, Utah has made significant strides in recent years with breakfast participation. Fuel Greatness is designed to create awareness and mobilize communities to become champions for alternative breakfast options in their local districts.
To learn more about Fuel Greatness, Fuel Up to Play 60, and school breakfast, visit www.fueluptoplay60.com
The benefits of breakfast are clear. That’s why National Dairy Council worked with experts like chefs, school nutrition directors, recipe developers and others to come up with innovative breakfast ideas kids would love at school or home. Becky Low shared these recipes and the importance of breakfast this morning on KSL.
Check out the recipes on our website or below.