Since 1989, schools across the United States have taken part in National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) celebrations in an effort to increase awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.
School breakfast is not only good for children’s physical well-being, but also for their cognitive abilities. Research has shown that kids who eat breakfast score better on tests, have fewer health issues and even behave better.
This year, National School Breakfast Week is March 5-9. The Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of School and Community Nutrition (SCN) invites schools to join the National School Breakfast Week advocacy by celebrating and participating in a “spirit” contest for all sponsors of the SBP.
Schools may plan festivities, then share what they’ve done to celebrate National School Breakfast Week. Winners will be recognized by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday at a ceremony in Frankfort, set for April 19.
The deadline to enter is March 22. Full contest rules and entry instructions can be found here.