BCPS to Host Two Promotions During #NSBW23 Initiative, Which Honors Importance of
a Nutritious School Breakfast in Fueling Students for Success
In honor of the National School Breakfast program and the many ways it gives kids a great start every day, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Food and Nutrition Services will celebrate the School Nutrition Association’s National School Breakfast Week (#NSBW23) March 6–10, 2023. With the theme “Dig In To School Breakfast,” this year’s NSBW encourages all schools to recognize the importance of a healthy start to the day for fueling a child’s academic success. Broward County Public Schools offers free breakfast to all BCPS students every school day at their school.
In addition to encouraging BCPS schools to decorate cafeterias with provided posters, balloons and streamers, BCPS Food and Nutrition Services will host two fun-filled promotions during #NSBW23:
- Cool Tropics Slush: On Thursday, March 9, each student in all BCPS elementary and middle schools who eats a BCPS breakfast will receive a sticker, allowing the student to get a Cool Tropics Slush (flavors based on availability) at lunchtime that day.
- Surfboard Design Contest: Favorite juice brand Cool Tropics is sponsoring a design contest for BCPS students. The top design for the new surfboard top on Cool Tropics Raspberry Passion Fruit will be enjoyed by millions of students nationwide, and the creator of the design will win $1,000. The owner of Cool Tropics and BCPS officials will present the check at the winner’s school on March 31, 2023.
The second place prize is a laptop computer, and the third place prize is a mountain bike.
All BCPS students are eligible to enter. All designs must be original. Submissions are due by March 10, 2023. Contest winners will be announced on March 31, 2023.
The National School Breakfast program provides 12 million nutritious breakfasts to hungry children across the U.S. every day. These breakfasts tend to be more nutritious than the average breakfast a child gets from home or a convenient fast-food restaurant.
According to SNA, children who eat breakfast are more likely to:
- Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
- Score higher on standardized tests
- Have better concentration and memory
- Be more alert and maintain a healthy weight
SNA also states that students who participate in school breakfast tend to have better attendance rates and fewer behavioral problems.
“We are looking forward to a fun-filled, educational National School Breakfast Week,” said Zoe Crego, MS, RD, LD/N, program manager, nutrition education and training. “Through our exciting promotions, decorations throughout our school cafeterias and more, our goal is to get students excited about our breakfast program and fuel them for success.”
Breakfast and lunch menus can be viewed by school location online via Meal Viewer. Items are subject to change.
For more information about #NSBW23, visit https://schoolnutrition.org/about-school-meals/national-school-breakfast-week/about-national-school-breakfast-week/.
For food and nutrition updates, follow BCPS Food & Nutrition Services on Twitter @BCPSFNS, on Facebook at facebook.com/BrowardSchoolsFAN and on Instagram @BCPSFNS.
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