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BC celebrates National School Breakfast Week

Filed in District, District News by on March 12, 2018

BC celebrated National School Breakfast Week from Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9 to focus on the importance of proper nutrition each morning to jump start a student’s learning process. While the week of celebration may be over, the emphasis on a healthy breakfast is still there.

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

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

“We take great pride in serving the students a quality, nutritious breakfast with a smile each and every morning,” said Bethlehem Food Services Director and Registered Dietitian Allissa Eiser. “Ensuring students are prepared for the school day ahead because of a well-balanced breakfast is part of the BCSD Food Service Department’s mission.”

The School Breakfast Program currently serves more than 14 million students every day and those include Bethlehem students! Students are able to buy breakfast everyday just after the start of school. Below is the breakfast menus available for each of the grade levels:

Elementary (K-5)

  • Whole Grain Cereal, String Cheese, Fresh Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice, Low-fat Milk
  • Yogurt Cup, Cinnamon Graham Crackers, Fresh Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice, Low-fat Milk

Middle School (6-8)

  • Weekly Menu is on Monthly Menus. The March menu can be found here.
  • Everyday choices:
    • Bagel & Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice, Low-fat Milk
    • Cereal Cup w/Milk & String Cheese, Fresh Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice, Low-fat Milk
    • Nutrigrain Cereal Bar w/Yogurt Cup, Fresh Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice, Low-fat Milk

High School (9-12)

  • Bagel & Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice, Low-fat Milk, or Water
  • Cereal Cup w/Milk, Fresh Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice, Low-fat Milk, or Water
  • Oatmeal Cup, Fresh Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice, Low-fat Milk, or Water

For the 2017-18 school year, breakfast costs $1.75 for grades K-5, $2.00 for grades 6-8, and $2.50 for grades 9-12. The reduced price is $0.25. Students that receive free lunch are able to receive a free breakfast, too.

For more information please visit the food services page.

2018 National School Breakfast photos:

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