School Breakfast Week numbers almost double
Are you kidding? Who wouldn’t want to eat a breakfast banana split?
Evidently not many students in Gilmer County Schools missed the chance last week. Almost twice as many breakfasts were served this year during National School Breakfast Week, March 4-8.
Last year, 6,401 breakfast meals were served in the school system during the same first week of March. This year, the total number jumped to 11,273 breakfast meals.
“As you can see, we almost doubled our numbers,” said Linda Waters, school nutrition director. “School breakfasts are important to help students fuel their bodies and minds to prepare them to learn.”
Waters said since school will be out Friday due to a staff development day, kids will have a special treat this Thursday.
“We are featuring a student breakfast favorite, Lucky Charms, in celebration of St. Patricks’s Day (Sunday),” she said. “Students love when we have special theme promotions, and they tend to eat better. We’re trying to get more awareness and participation of kids eating breakfast at school.”