On Wednesday, November 1 st , West Albany High School joins the November School Breakfast Challenge, a friendly, statewide competition to boost school breakfast participation.
By getting more kids to eat breakfast at school all throughout the month of November, we will be eligible to win one of four cash prizes for our school.
There are a lot of great reasons to be excited about school breakfast, including:
- Many kids who eat breakfast at school are more likely to eat fruits, drink milk, get
greater variety in their breakfast, and have improved nutrition.
- School breakfast protects children and teens from hunger and allows all students to
focus on their studies rather than a growling stomach during the school day. With
busy morning schedules, picky eaters, and long bus rides, it can be hard for all kids
to get a nutritious breakfast in each day!
- School nutrition is an important part of the school day and community. Peers,
teachers, and staff can come together for a common purpose – breakfast!
Despite these great benefits, plus even more, like better attendance and test scores, only about 24% of all students eat breakfast at school in Oregon. We have a big opportunity to connect more kids to the program, and we’re joining in!