For Immediate Release
Gavin M Northey
your Engines” campaign encourages Alaskan Families to choose school Breakfast
Anchorage, AK – February 28, 2019
– To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available
for school breakfast, schools throughout will celebrate National School
Breakfast Week, March 4 – 8, 2019.
weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a
healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more
and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their
school cafeterias. The USDA School Breakfast Program currently serves nearly
26,000 Alaskan students every day. Studies show that students who eat school
breakfast are more likely to:
- Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
- Score higher on standardized tests
- Have better concentration and memory
- Be more alert
- Maintain a healthy weight
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Start Your Engines,”
reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy
and energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to
show their enthusiasm for “Start Your Engines” from March 4 – 8 with special
menus, cafeteria events, and more.
Juneau School District
Eggs and Ham: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with Green Eggs and Ham, March 4 at
Elementary Schools, and March 5 at Middle and High Schools.
Tray Days, lucky winners at each elementary school will win a Dr. Seuss book,
students will look for a specially marked tray on March 4 and 5.
and High School students who choose a nutritious start to their day with school
breakfast may enter their name to win a Parks and Recreation Gift Card, two
winners will be selected from each Middle and High School.
for other giveaways including pencils, bookmarks, and stickers at all Juneau
schools throughout the week. More
information including menus may be found at https://www.juneauschools.org/food-services-eb6a5f9d
or by contacting Adrianne Schwartz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anchorage School District
with Teachers and Staff, on March 6, all Anchorage school teachers and staff
are invited to join students and energize their day featuring homemade
blueberry muffins. Visit the ASD’s web
site for a list of schools where breakfast is offered.
Student Nutrition and JBER Nutritional Medicine have teamed up to provide
nutrition education presentations at Turnagain 4th Graders (March 6)
and afterschool activities participants at Wonder Park (March 5) and Muldoon
(March 7). The presentations are offered
in conjunction with National Nutrition Month and will present nutritional and
physical education encouraging health and wellness from breakfast and
throughout the day.
more information, including a list of breakfast-serving schools, visit https://nutrition.asdk12.org
or contact Marci McGill, email@example.com.
may check with their local school district for more information about other
NSBW activities throughout the state.
and students can follow the fun on Facebook.com/TrayTalk using the hashtag
National School Breakfast Week
School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the
availability of the School Breakfast Program, a federally assisted meal program
operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child care
institutions since 1975.
AKSNA is the state affiliate of the School
Nutrition Association (SNA), a national, nonprofit professional organization
representing more than 58,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals
to students across the country. Recognized as the authority on school
nutrition, SNA has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school
nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946.