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Hampton schools participate in National School Breakfast Week

 Hampton City Schools participated in National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), March 7-11, 2016.

Breakfast is a healthy way to start each day, and Hampton City Schools’ - Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Department believe breakfast is a vital part of a student’s success. In honor of this year’s National School Breakfast Week, FNS adopted the School Nutrition Association’s national theme “Wake Up to School Breakfast,” which reminds students, staff and parents that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to their day. Students were encouraged to “Wake Up” their minds and bodies by eating breakfast at school.  Schools were decorated for this celebration and many schools held student promotions.

To kick-off NSBW, “Breakfast in the Classroom” was piloted at two sites: Aberdeen Elementary School and Forrest Elementary School. A month prior to NSBW, FNS implemented a Grab and Go breakfast at Phillips Elementary School.  Their school breakfast participation increased 50% but with NSBW emphasis, their participation increased a little more during this celebration.

Other schools implemented a popular game of Lucky Tray, where tickets are randomly placed on the bottom of trays or inside a Grab and Go breakfast bag.  Phenix PreK-8 raffled off one girl’s bike and one boy’s bike. Each time a student ate breakfast, they were provided a ticket to enter the raffle. Kraft Elementary School had a sheriff and FNS family members welcome students into the cafeteria for breakfast. 

Jacqueline Sneed, FNS manager at Aberdeen, said, “We served about 40 more breakfast meals during NSBW,” proving that the program worked.  She also said, “The excitement on the students’, faces when they found the lucky sticker in their Grab and Go bags was out of this world funny.”

Hope Campbell, FNS manager at Langley Elementary School, said, “I saw quite a few new faces. They enjoyed the lucky tray prizes, especially, the colorful pencils.”

“Wake Up to School Breakfast” proved to be successful in increasing breakfast participation in the schools who participated in this celebration.  The district serves over 5,700 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. 

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