It’s only fitting that National School Breakfast Week should kick off during National Nutrition Month! Here at Beyond Breakfast, we know how vital a good breakfast is for students in the classroom—a healthy, nutritious breakfast starts every day out the right way. We will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week all week long—is your school participating?
The School Nutrition Foundation is now on Twitter, too! You can follow us at @beyondbreakfast. Use the hashtags #breakfastmatters and #schoolbreakfast to find other fans of breakfast-in-the-classroom on Twitter.
About National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month (NNM) is focused on highlighting the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for National Nutrition Month 2012 is “Get Your Plate in Shape.” NNM began as National Nutrition Week in 1973, but by 1980 there was so much interest and excitement that the event was ‘upgraded’ to National Nutrition Month in 1980.
To learn more about National Nutrition Month, and to access educational and media materials related to NNM, visit the EatRight.org website. You can find even more National Nutrition Month information at USDA.gov.
Legislative Action Conference
Hundreds of school nutrition professionals are currently in Washington, D.C. for SNA’s 2012 Legislative Action Conference (LAC). This is the 40th anniversary of the LAC conference. Follow the School Nutrition Association on Twitter and use the hashtag #lac12 to follow news from the conference.