WHO: State and local celebrities including Madi Esteeves, Miss Arizona, Jessi Gradillas, Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen and others will join schools around the Phoenix metro area to celebrate National School Breakfast Week.
The theme, “Wake Up to School Breakfast,” reminds families that a healthy school breakfast helps students fuel up for a day of learning and academic success.
Celebrities will be in school cafeterias helping serve school breakfast and reminding students to start the day with a nutritious meal.
DETAILS: Tues., Mar. 1, 7:45-8:15 a.m.
Gililland Middle School, Tempe Elementary District, 1025 S. Beck Ave., Tempe
Guest: Miss Arizona, Madi Esteeves
Wed., Mar. 2, 7:50-8:15 a.m.
Kyrene De Los Niños, Kyrene Elementary District, 1330 E. Dava Dr., Tempe
Guests: Miss Arizona, Madi Esteeves, Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen, Jessi Gradillas
WHY: Even though 93 percent of Arizona schools who participate in the National School Lunch Program also participate in the School Breakfast Program, Arizona schools serve 50 percent fewer breakfast meals than lunch meals.
Research shows students who eat school breakfast are more likely to reach higher levels of achievement in math and reading, concentrate better and retain more of what they learn.
Many households are unaware of the availability of school breakfasts, and many students fear a stigma that only poor kids eat breakfast at school.
School Breakfast Week encourages Arizona students, regardless of income, to try eating breakfast at school to experience one of the easiest ways start the day nourished and ready to learn.