This week District schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week, a week-long celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents. This year’s theme, “I Love School Breakfast”, reminds everyone in the school community–parents, students, and administrators–that a healthy school breakfast sets students up for a day of learning and academic success.
On Friday, March 9, Senator Joseph Robach will visit Wilson Foundation Academy, where prizes will be awarded to students at all grade levels.
Gemma Humphries, School Food Service Director, adds, “The importance of school breakfast is recognized nationally as evidenced by the $90,000 grant given to the RCSD from The School Superintendents Association, which was sponsored by the Walmart Foundation, to support alternative breakfast models. Our children are benefiting from school breakfast in a multitude of ways, from better attendance to more successful academic performance.”
The Rochester City School District's breakfast program offers students a healthy breakfast every school day, including fruit, milk, and whole grain products. Each school breakfast served meets Federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories, and sodium.
National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children and to promote the links between eating a good breakfast, academic achievement, and healthy lifestyles.