CFISD Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

Cypress, TX (March 9, 2016) Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, CFISD schools are recognizing National School Breakfast Week during the week of March 7-11.

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The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Wake Up to School Breakfast,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students will be reminded and encouraged to “Wake Up” their minds and bodies during March 7-11.

“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Darin Crawford, director of food service. “Each day we serve more than 30,000 healthy breakfasts to Cy-Fair students. National School Breakfast Week gives us the opportunity to highlight our breakfast program in an effort to increase those numbers.”

The district serves more than 5.3 million breakfast meals a year through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in CFISD prepare breakfasts and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards—limiting fat, calories and sodium—and encourage students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.

CFISD offers fresh fruit and low fat milk daily with every breakfast. In addition, the district offers whole grains and lean protein for students to fuel their brains until lunch.

National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. Parents and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk.

For more information about school meals, visit the food service department’s Facebook page or www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.

Courtesy of the District