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By / Life on the Island / Tuesday, 05 April 2016 04:00

“Wake Up to School Breakfast” Encourages NHCS Families to Choose Breakfast at School. To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, New Hanover County Schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week during March 7-11, 2016. Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data shows that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias.
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 encouraged to “Wake Up” their minds and bodies during March 7-11 with special menus, decorations, cafeteria events, and more.  
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Imer Smith, Director of Child Nutrition. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy and appealing choices we offer. Our school nutrition professionals prepare breakfast 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.”
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. The “Wake Up to School Breakfast” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s Specialty Channels. Parents and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk.
 For more information about schools meals, visit nhcs.net /nutrition/ or schoolnutrition .org/SchoolMealswww.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.  

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