To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Park City School District will celebrate National Breakfast Week, March 5-9, by offering free breakfast on Wednesday, March 7, at all school cafeterias. The menu will include sunbutter and banana sushi and cold soaked oats parfait with fresh fruit and greek yogurt. Wednesday’s complimentary breakfast will be available while supplies last.
Breakfast hours at each school include:
– Park City High: 7:10 – 7:35 a.m.
– Treasure Mountain Junior High: 7:10 – 7:30 a.m.
– Ecker Hill Middle: 8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
– Jeremy Ranch Elementary: 7:50 – 8:15 a.m.
– Parley’s Park Elementary: 7:40 – 8:10 a.m.
– Trailside Elementary: 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.
– McPolin Elementary: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, National Breakfast Week is a week-long celebration of the School Breakfast Program. Research indicates that students who eat breakfast:
– Reach high levels of achievement in reading and math
– Score higher on standardized tests
– Have better concentration and memory
– Have improved attendance, behavior, and academic performance
– Are more alert
– Maintain a healthy weight
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education possible,” said R.J. Owen, Director of Child Nutrition for PCSD. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.
The district serves 50,000 breakfast meals a year, and is anxious to get more students to start their day with breakfast. School nutrition professionals in PCSD prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – while encouraging students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.”
The cost of school breakfast for students is: $1.25 at elementary schools, $1.35 at Ecker Hill Middle, $1.45 at Treasure Mountain Junior High, and $1.50 at Park City High. Students who receive reduced-priced meals only pay $.30 for breakfast.