National School Breakfast Week, an observance meant to increase awareness of the availability of the federal School Breakfast Program, will be held from March 5 to 9 this year.
Research has shown students who eat breakfast score better on tests, have fewer health issues and are better behaved, says a press release from the Kentucky Department of Education. In Kentucky, about 190,000 students eat breakfast at school each day, which represents about 30 percent of public school enrollment, said spokeswoman Lisa Gross. The numbers are not broken down by district.
Schools are encouraged to participate in a spirit contest whose winners will be given a certificate of excellence by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. Schools can plan festivities and then share what they've done to celebrate the event. Winners will be recognized April 19. The deadline to enter is March 22. For more information about contest rules, click here.