Dear ECPK, Elementary and Intermediate Parents,
Daily breakfast consumption is vital to the health and academic success of our students. Numerous studies have shown that student breakfast intake improves attention span and memory, increases standardized test scores, and decreases disciplinary issues. Aldine ISD Child Nutrition provides a balanced breakfast at no charge to all Aldine ISD students, giving every student the opportunity to eat a wholesome breakfast. Unfortunately, many of our students may not be receiving the benefits of a full breakfast, as breakfast participation rates continue to average at only 50% of the student population.
To ensure all students obtain a wholesome breakfast, Aldine ISD Child Nutrition is participating in National School Breakfast Week, March 6"-10" with the theme “Take the School Breakfast Challenge". To promote the event, we will be doing several activities throughout the week, including providing morning announcements, hosting a school-wide raffle contest, featuring the 5 different food groups each day that week, and featuring a new vegetable scrambled egg March 10" on our menu. In order to make the event a success at your school, we ask for your support and encourage you to join with us in promoting the many benefits of breakfast to your students. A logo for the event is provided at the top of this letter for your use. Feel free to add it to the marquee and your schools website or to other school materials to help publicize the event.
Aldine ISD Child Nutrition continues to be committed to ensuring our students stay healthy and ready to learn. Together, we can make a big impact in the success and well-being of all of our students. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to call or email.
Dani Sheffield, Executive Director Kaisha Marfelly Molinar, Nutritionist Child Nutrition Services Child Nutrition Services