SHPS Invites Community for Breakfast to Celebrate National School Breakfast Week, March 5-9, 2018

SHPS Invites Community for Breakfast to Celebrate National School Breakfast Week, March 5-9, 2018

South Haven, Michigan – February 26, 2018 – To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, South Haven Public Schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 5-9, 2018.

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The School Breakfast Program currently serves more than 14 million students every day. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration, memory, and alertness
  • Have improved attendance behavior, and academic performance
  • Maintain a healthy weight

The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “I Heart School Breakfast”, 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 “I Heart School Breakfast” from March 5-9 with special menus, cafeteria events, and more. South Haven Public Schools will invite local business and professional community members to enjoy breakfast with our students in all 5 buildings! Parents are invited to enjoy breakfast with their students, as well!

 “A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are nutritionally ready to get the best education possible,” said Pam Ford, Assistant Food Service Director. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.” The district serves over 500 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. “School nutrition professionals in South Haven prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories, and sodium – while encouraging students to choose from the fruits, vegetables, and whole grains offered with school meals.”

Some school menus will include items such as smoothies, breakfast pizza, egg casserole, and chocolate chip waffles.

The “I Heart School Breakfast” campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s®.

 Parents and students can follow the fun on using the hashtag #NSBW18.

For more information about South Haven Public Schools’ meals visit: or

About National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the ability 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.



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