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National School Breakfast Week

Start your day right during National School Breakfast Week! Nourish bodies and minds for a successful day of learning. Health never tasted so delicious.
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Rev up your engines and prepare for an energized week as we kick off National School Breakfast Week on March 4! A tradition since 1989, this exciting event is sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of meals served in schools. It's a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of a balanced breakfast in setting up school students for a successful, productive day. In the spirit of this wonderful week, let's dive into the world of nutritious and delicious breakfasts, because as they say, breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day... and it never tasted so good! So, tie your apron, prepare your toasts, and pour your bowls of cereal as we whip up a healthy start to the day!

History of National School Breakfast Week

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1966</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of School Breakfast Program</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United States government launches the School Breakfast Program to ensure that every student starts the day with a nutritious meal, especially those from low-income families.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1975</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Improving Nutritional Standards</div><div class='timeline-text'>New nutritional regulations are set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, mandating the content of school breakfasts to be nutritionally adequate and balanced.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of National School Breakfast Week</div><div class='timeline-text'>The School Nutrition Association sponsors the first National School Breakfast Week to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy breakfast for school-aged children's academic success.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1994</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Healthy Meals Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Healthy Meals for Children Act is passed by Congress, allowing schools more flexibility in meal planning while maintaining nutritional integrity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is signed into law by President Barack Obama, providing funding for school breakfast programs and setting new nutritional standards.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Feeding Students During Pandemic</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools adapt their breakfast programs, providing grab-and-go meals or arranging home deliveries to ensure students continue to receive their breakfasts.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National School Breakfast Week

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Experiment with international breakfasts</h3><p class='facts-text'>Challenge the family to create an international breakfast dish every day of National School Breakfast Week. This could be something like a traditional English Full Breakfast, Mexican Chiles Rellenos, or a French Croissant paired with coffee.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Participate in school activities</h3><p class='facts-text'>Schools often run special events and promotions during National School Breakfast Week. Participate and encourage your child's involvement. This could include designing and decorating their own cereal box or participating in a healthy recipe challenge.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Try new recipes</h3><p class='facts-text'>If you find yourself serving the same breakfast each week, try experimenting with new recipes. From omelettes, to smoothies, to avocado toast, the options are endless.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a breakfast party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Nothing makes breakfast more fun than sharing it with friends. Invite some of your children’s schoolmates over for a breakfast-themed get-together.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create a breakfast journal</h3><p class='facts-text'>Encourage your children to keep a breakfast journal during National School Breakfast Week. They can write down the different foods they eat, where they come from, and how they made them feel. It's a great way to encourage children to engage with their food and consider how it impacts their energy and mood.</p></div></div>

Why National School Breakfast Week is Important

<div class='whywelove-item'><div class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 class='whywelove-title'>Starting Day Right</h3><p class='whywelove-text'>The importance of a balanced, nutritious breakfast cannot be overstated - it fuels both bodies and minds, setting the stage for a day of successful learning. By engaging with National School Breakfast Week, we not only nourish our bodies but also taste health in the most delicious way.</p></div></div><div class='whywelove-item'><div class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 class='whywelove-title'>Promotes Quality School Meals</h3><p class='whywelove-text'>This week is all about fostering an environment where nutritious food is celebrated. Sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, this tradition since 1989 aims to improve the quality of meals served to children at school. It's about recognizing the importance of good food for good learning.</p></div></div><div class='whywelove-item'><div class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 class='whywelove-title'>Inspires Culinary Creativity</h3><p class='whywelove-text'>National School Breakfast Week isn't just about the nurses eating right, it's also about having fun with food. It encourages engagement with international breakfast dishes, experimenting with new recipes, and even hosting breakfast-themed parties. And above all, it motivates children to connect with their food - exploring where it comes from and how it impacts their mood and energy.</p></div></div>

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