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County Proclaims March 5 As National School Breakfast Week
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County Proclaims March 5 As National School Breakfast Week

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Public Schools:

 

Prince George’s County Public Schools Superintendent William R. Hite, Board of Education Chair Verjeana M. Jacobs and County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, joined by community and state partners, will issue a proclamation celebrating National School Breakfast Week on Thursday, March 8 at Suitland Elementary School located at 4650 Homer Ave., Suitland. 

U.S. Department of Agriculture official Yvette Jackson and representatives from nonprofit Share Our Strength and the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland will also speak during Thursday’s event. 

The proclamation is one of several activities planned for National School Breakfast Week (March 5-9) that will highlight the importance of starting the school day with a healthy, balanced breakfast. Prince George’s County Public Schools has also partnered with Kellogg Company to raise participation rates in the school breakfast program. Kellogg's will donate a bowl of cereal to a local food bank each time a student purchases breakfast at school. 

National School Breakfast Week is organized by the School Nutrition Association with events taking place across the country. This month, the Maryland State Department of Education is sponsoring a statewide school breakfast contest.  The contest will focus on increasing average daily participation, and the three schools with the highest percentage increase from 2011 to 2012 will receive cash prizes.  The competition is a part of the Partnership’s comprehensive statewide strategy to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program, which has been shown to improve academic outcomes and behavior in the classroom.   

 

 

 

 
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