Happy National School Breakfast Week!
Three Reasons to Celebrate School Breakfast Week
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) is finally here, from March 7-11! This year’s theme is “Take Off with School Breakfast” to remind everyone that nutritious school breakfasts help students to “take off” and achieve their goals! This March, we’re “taking off” with our top three reasons we love school breakfasts!
School breakfasts do more than they’re given credit for. They keep kids happier and healthier in and out of school, and give everyone a fair shot at a brighter future. National School Breakfast Week may only last a few days, but we appreciate them all year round!
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