National School Breakfast Week Menu ideas

Build Your Bridge to National School Breakfast Week Success

In March, schools across the country celebrate National School Breakfast Week. A healthy breakfast not only energizes students but also gives them the nutrients they need to stay focused on learning. Affinity Group is here to provide school foodservice providers with some great tips that will help you get students excited about the most important meal of the day.

Put School Spirit on the Menu

Schools across the country play a crucial role in providing millions of breakfasts to hungry children every day. Since National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children, every March has been an amazing opportunity for schools nationwide to highlight their breakfast programs with exciting contests and promotions.

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National School Breakfast Week Ideas

• Spruce up the cafeteria with fun National School Breakfast Week branded posters, balloons, tablecloths, and student-made artwork that highlights healthy foods and the importance of breakfast.
• Invite a local celebrity to eat breakfast with students such as local athletes, news anchor, or even the school mascot.
• Do a menu makeover! Plan to serve a special or rename existing menu items with fun and creative names. Get students involved by holding school-wide contests and votes on new names and menu ideas.
• Invite teachers, coaches, the principal or other guest servers to serve breakfast to students.
• Host a taste test of new breakfast items or easy on-the-go breakfast options such as smoothies.
• Make morning announcements highlighting the importance of breakfast.
• Host a family breakfast where parents and siblings can eat together in the cafeteria.

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Get the Word Out

To help everyone understand the importance of school breakfast – Provide professional development to all school staff, including food service staff. You can also promote your school breakfast program and National School Breakfast Week on your school’s social media pages, school newsletter and PTA/PTO communications to better reach parents and the entire community.

As you build your plan for school breakfast success, just remember that Affinity Group is here to help you every step of the way with the resources and relationships you need to make breakfast the best for all students.

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