National School Breakfast Week is March 3-7. The daily school breakfast is a nutritious choice of an entree (i.e. ham & cheese biscuit, banana bread or whole wheat pancakes), or cereal and graham crackers. Middle school and high school youth can choose additional options. All meals include fruit or juice, and milk.
- Students who eat breakfast at school show improved academic achievement, especially in vocabulary, math and standardized tests
- They have better attendance records, are less likely to be tardy and exhibit fewer behavioral and psychological problems
- Children who regularly eat breakfast also have a better quality of nutrient intake and are less likely to be overweight or obese
Over 800,000 breakfast meals were served to MMSD students last year. If your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch, your child can eat breakfast for free thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools. To learn more go to the Food & Nutrition Department website or call 204-4001.