March 2nd through the 6th is National School Breakfast Week! Help us celebrate by coming and enjoying a delicious and easy breakfast at your child’s school.** Make the morning easier, let us do the work!
**Breakfast is available at Arroyo, Berylwood, Big Springs, Crestview, Knolls, Madera, Mountain View, Park View, Santa Susana, Sycamore, Wood Ranch, Hillside, Sinaloa, Valley View, Royal, Santa Susana High, and Simi Valley High School.
We are also doing a special Brunch for Lunch day on Tuesday, March 3rd to celebrate at all our Elementary Schools!
THE BENEFITS OF BREAKFAST
Kids do better when they start the day right. Research shows that the simple act of eating school breakfast can dramatically change a child’s life. Making school breakfast a seamless part of the school day by serving it after the bell can also have a huge impact on classrooms.
Below are five ways school breakfast benefits kids:
Higher Test Scores: Hunger makes school harder. Students who eat school breakfast achieve higher scores on standardized tests.
Calmer Classrooms: Children who do not regularly get enough nutritious food to eat tend to have significantly higher levels of behavioral, emotional and educational problems.
Fewer Trips To The Nurse: When kids come to school hungry, they visit the school nurse more often due to stomachaches and headaches. Kids who struggle with hunger are also likely to be sick more often, slower to recover from illness, hospitalized more frequently and more susceptible to obesity.
Stronger Attendance & Graduation Rates: Students who eat school breakfast attend more school days. Chronic absenteeism, defined as missing three weeks or more of school, decreases by 6 percentage points on average when students have access to Breakfast.
Maximizes Our Country’s Future: When children are hungry, they struggle to grow up into strong, healthy and productive members of our society. This comes at a massive cost to the American economy and its potential.
Every time we feed a child, we’re unlocking their ability to grow up to become the next future teachers, scientists and entrepreneurs.