South Middle School to Host Breakfast Event
To celebrate National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7) and National Nutrition Month, Waukee South Middle School is hosting a special breakfast event to show students, parents and communities how school breakfast can help them reach their full potential March 6 at 7:30 a.m.
The Waukee nutrition department recently implemented a grab-and-go breakfast program at South Middle School as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Students can choose from hot breakfast sandwiches, breakfast bars, yogurt parfaits, string cheese, milk and more. The school’s grab-and-go breakfast program was started as part of a pilot project to increase breakfast participation and promote cheese.
Director of Iowa Department of Education, Brad Buck, along with Ann Feilmann from the department’s nutrition team, will be participating in the breakfast event and offering their perspectives on the program.
Breakfast is crucial, but millions of kids aren’t eating this important meal. Research shows that healthy students are better students. In an effort to increase access to breakfast for all students, Midwest Dairy Council and Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school wellness program, with the support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and Dean Foods, are launching “It Starts With School Breakfast” campaigns in schools across the Midwest.
The campaign will empower students and families to lead change in their own schools and communities, increase school breakfast awareness and participation and provide resources to help all kids start each day with the fuel they need to help them succeed.