FHSD Students “Start Their Engines” with School Breakfast

Posted on 03/04/2019
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Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. In an effort to increase awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents, FHSD celebrates National School Breakfast Week, March 4-8, 2019.

Nationally the USDA School Breakfast Program currently serves 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

This year’s National School Breakfast Week theme, “Start Your Engines,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students.

“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are ready to learn and get the best education they can,” said Cindy Reilmann, Director of Finance and Food Service. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.”

The District serves an average of 1,800 breakfast meals every day through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in FHSD 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.


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