Breakfast Notes: January 2018

Happy New Year everyone! We’re getting a jump start with a short round-up of school breakfast-related news for January 2018! Do you have school breakfast goals for the New Year? Bookmark us to read stakeholder stories and testimonials, find resources, and connect with colleagues from around the country.

January is National Oatmeal Month

It’s cold pretty much everywhere across the country right now, which means it’s the perfect time for a warm, nutritious bowl of oatmeal! January is National Oatmeal Month, and we don’t want you to miss it. Do you remember Whitehall District & Montague Area Public Schools in Michigan? School foodservice staff implemented a Fuel Up to Play 60, student-designed oatmeal bar that raised the profile on school breakfast and became a hit with students as a result. If oatmeal isn’t on your school breakfast menu, it might be time to test some recipes with your student focus group.

“Let’s Celebrate School Breakfast” Webinar with FRAC

Register now for FRAC’s upcoming “Breakfast Matters” webinar on Thursday, January 11, at 3 p.m. ET to get a jump on your National School Breakfast Week 2018 celebration. “Let’s Celebrate School Breakfast” is a one-hour presentation to help you get a jump start on ideas for celebrating #NSBW18 and advocating for school breakfast all year round.

School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC): January 21-23, 2018

The theme of this year’s School Nutrition Industry Conference is “Solving Your School Nutrition Puzzle.” We are looking forward to connecting with school nutrition and industry professionals to learn more about the challenges, innovations, and solutions for school breakfast today—and tomorrow! Make sure to download our report from last year’s conference: School Nutrition Operator & Industry Food & Equipment Conversations.

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