Nothing excites students like music first thing in the morning, but before they can dance along, they need to fuel up! HISD students have access to school-provided breakfasts every day, but this week, their morning meal came with some exciting additions.
School Breakfast Week (SBW) is observed annually in the springtime to recognize the important impact that regular, balanced breakfasts have on students’ ability to learn and thrive. This year, SBW took place March 6-10, and HISD’s Nutrition Services Department brought the fun to elementary schools throughout the district to celebrate with students and staff.
“Here in Nutrition Services, we provide the fuel for our kids to be educated, and I believe that breakfast is a powerful start to help sustain them throughout their academic day,” said Nutrition Services Senior Area Manager of Operations, Keith Lewis. Lewis and his team embody the SBW 2023 theme of “Get Your Day in Gear with a Healthy School Breakfast” as they work hard to make school meals not only healthy and accessible, but exciting, too.
Nutrition Services staff brought song and dance to Braeburn Elementary where kindergarten students danced to “Baby Shark” as they enjoyed their breakfast in the cafeteria before class. Students at Braeburn and Highland Heights Elementary were given special SBW stickers, and school cafeterias were decorated with posters advertising SBW to get them engaged and excited about breakfast.
To learn more about HISD’s Nutrition Services Department and what they have in the works to keep students healthy and thriving, visit their website.