National School Breakfast Week is March 4-8

To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, schools in the Cheatham County School District will celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 4-8.

“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Nutrition Director Tracy Wright. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting and appealing choices we offer.”

This year’s theme is “Start Your Engines.”

In keeping with tradition, the district will recognize National School Breakfast Week in a special way.

Each day during the week, the district invites the following to eat breakfast at our schools: 

• Monday, March 4: Moms

• Tuesday, March 5: School Board members and city/county officials 

• Wednesday, March 6: Grandparents, aunts and uncles

• Thursday, March 7: Local firefighters and police officers

• Friday, March 8: Dads

Breakfast will be served during regular breakfast hours at each respective school. The cost for adults to eat will be $2.75.

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; and maintain a healthy weight.