National School Breakfast Week: The Importance of a Nutritious Breakfast for Students

 In Education, Health, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Parent Resources

Every year, School Nutrition Association sponsors National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) during the first full week in March! The SNA is a national organization of school nutrition professionals committed to advancing the quality of school meal programs through education and advocacy. The theme for 2019 is “Start Your Engines With School Breakfast,” designed to show parents, students, and school officials the benefits of fueling up for the day with a healthy school breakfast.

According to Health-e Pro, National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) promotes the importance of healthy choices for breakfast by getting parents and students involved. Parents are encouraged to learn more about their local school nutrition program and initiatives in local schools to help children make healthy choices in the morning. National School Breakfast Week also encourages schools to participate to increase breakfast participation among students.

Did you know that students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory? Research indicates the quality of foods children eat impacts cognition—with poor nutrition linked with psychosocial problems.

How does a nutritious breakfast effect kids and adolescents during the school day? Check out the following infographic to deepen your understanding of the most important meal of the day for students!

National School Breakfast Week (Infographic)

5 National School Breakfast Week Resources:

School Nutrition Association

Health-e Pro

Kids Health

Healthy Children

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)


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We hope you’ve gained a few insights on what a nutritious breakfast can do for your student! What are your top tips for getting kids and adolescents to make healthy breakfast choices? We’d love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments!



Have a happy, healthy National School Breakfast Week!


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