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November 2005
School Breakfast Heats Up

Rise and shine! Every November, School Foodservice & Nutrition magazine takes an in-depth look at school breakfast programs. This is an issue you will want to keep on hand throughout the year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 8.9 million children ate school breakfast last school year--far fewer than the 29 million children who ate school lunch. It's time to change that dismal statistic! Get started by reading this month's issue of SF&N.

In "Morning Glory," discover ways to introduce--and improve--a school breakfast program. If you're interested in serving breakfast on the bus, breakfast in the classroom, or grab 'n' go breakfast, you also will appreciate "On the Rise & Shine," which explores new options and products for expanded breakfast service. Curious about the future of universally free breakfast? "Breakfast for All and All for Breakfast?" unveils the results of a universal breakfast pilot introduced by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.). The answers aren't cut and dried--but there is room for optimism.

Next, consider ways to promote your breakfast program during National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), March 6-10, 2006. Think of all the places you can go by celebrating with this year's theme, "Go Places With School Breakfast!" Among many other NSBW resources from the School Nutrition Association, SF&N offers a planning timeline, as well as ideas for activities and art projects. Also, kick back and enjoy the photos in "Spotlight on Breakfast," which reviews the fantastic NSBW promotions that took place across the country during 2005. Be inspired for breakfast!

November coverMorning GloryMembers Only
Breakfast isn’t just good for them—it can be a great start to your day, as well. Learn more about building your school breakfast program.

Breakfast for All and All for Breakfast?Members Only
What lessons can we learn about universal school breakfast from the results of USDA’s pilot project?

On the Rise & ShineMembers Only
Breakfast served in school has gained increased attention in recent years. The value of starting the day with a complete breakfast is no secret. Nutritionists and health professionals have been emphasizing the positive effects of breakfast for decades.

Go Places with School BreakfastMembers Only
Our bodies are very much like the cars we drive. Eating a healthy breakfast gives us the fuel we need to make it through the morning. Children especially need to be replenished after a long night’s sleep—it’s the only way to prepare them for the school day ahead.

Spotlight on Breakfast?Members Only
Are you ready for a great show? The curtains rose on countless celebrations during National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), held March 7-11, 2005.


 
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