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National School Breakfast Week is March 5-9, 2018

 St. Louis District Dairy Council wants to help school nutrition staff celebrate National School Breakfast Week. Breakfast Friends Together, a no-cost toolkit, will help promote breakfast in a way that's fun for students and fast for you! The kit includes a poster, fun photo frame, stickers for kids, plus details on our annual contest.  

Click here to request the no-cost toolkit. Requests will be accepted through December 15, 2017. The kit will arrive by the end of February, in plenty of time to celebrate National School Breakfast Week. Only one kit per school. If you are a supervisor/director and would like to order kits for multiple schools, please email us at


A hungry stomach can lead to an empty mind. Breakfast helps students be their best. Studies conclude that good nutrition leads to improved classroom performance, higher test scores, and better behavior.


BREAKFAST IMPROVES SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
Research confirms that breakfast eaters…

  • Have higher test scores, work faster, and make fewer errors.
  • Have better concentration and greater creativity.
  • Are healthier and have improved attendance.
  • Are more cooperative and get along better with classmates.
  • Are less likely to be sent to the principal or visit the school nurse.

BREAKFAST SUPPLIES IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS
Breakfast contributes less than 20% of daily calories, while providing many key vitamins and minerals including:

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron
  • B vitamins
  • Nutrients missed at breakfast are typically not made up during the day.

SCHOOL BREAKFAST IS A WIN-WIN FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS
Well-nourished students are better prepared to learn and achieve in school, a win-win for students, teachers, and school districts. A successful school breakfast program also generates additional revenue for the school!

OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW SCHOOL BREAKFAST
Solutions to overcome barriers to school breakfast (such as busy schedules, lack of resources, and bus schedules) are not one-size-fits-all. Many schools have achieved success by changing to a new venue or offering a combination of breakfast options, such as:

  • Breakfast in the Classroom
  • Grab-and-Go Breakfast
  • Second Chance Breakfast or Breakfast After First Period

St. Louis District Dairy Council offers Dollars for Dairy grants to help schools jumpstart programs that increase school breakfast participation. Apply today!