Troutman officials help promote National School Breakfast Week
PHOTO: Troutman Mayor Teross Young (left) and Town Manager Justin Longino help kickoff National School Breakfast Week, March 5-9.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Troutman Mayor Teross Young and Town Manager Justin Longino visited Troutman Elementary School on Monday to meet with students and help promote National School Breakfast Week.
School cafeteria staff dished out a healthy school breakfast, but also gave students an opportunity to sign a “thumbs up” emoji on the “I heart School Breakfast” display. Additionally, students were given National School Breakfast Week stickers and coloring sheets.
Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
• Reach higher levels of achievement in math;
• Score higher on standardized tests;
• Have better concentration, memory and alertness;
• Have improved attendance, behavior, and academic performance; and
• Maintain a healthy weight
About National School Breakfast Week
National School Breakfast Week began in1989. The purpose is to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children and to promote the benefits of a healthy school breakfast.