pancakes fruitOWENSBORO, Ky. (2/28/14) — Owensboro Public Schools will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week Mar. 3 through Mar. 7

They will join schools across the nation in focusing on encouraging students to eat a nutritious breakfast each day.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and research shows that students who eat breakfast exhibit improved academic performance.

“Approximately 2,375 students, about half, of our students eat breakfast at school. That is much better than the state average of 39 percent, but we continue to work on increasing those numbers. Some students eat at home, but too many students just skip the first meal of the day,” according to Lisa McCarty, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services.

The Kentucky Challenge and National School Breakfast Week are designed to encourage more students to routinely eat a school breakfast.

“We encourage students to eat breakfast all year, not just during this one week. We have signs in schools that advertise breakfast items that are served daily,” explained Mrs. McCarty.

Students who eat breakfast are more focused and more productive.

Students who skip breakfast often get hungry mid-morning and don’t focus as well on their class work. Eating breakfast triggers a healthy metabolism and curbs the desire to overeat at lunchtime. Scientific studies indicate that eating breakfast increases performance in math and reading scores.

During National School Breakfast Week, OPS elementary students who eat breakfast will receive a daily prize.

Owensboro Middle and Owensboro High School students will also have a chance to win prizes if they eat breakfast at school next week.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Julie Ellis

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Two Vehicle Injury Collision on US 641

PRINCETON, Ky. (5/4/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, KSP investigated a two-vehicle, injury collision… Read More

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/4/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Monday, May 4. David… Read More
1 DOW 18,070.40
+46.34 (0.26%)    
2 S&P 2,114.49
+6.20 (0.29%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,016.93
+11.54 (0.23%)    

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4191

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3529

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3365

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2919

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2826

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15585

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8495

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 04, 2015 1453

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1365

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 929

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 683

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 659

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 533

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 448

Outstanding Students at MCC Recognized

by Joyce Riggs
May 04, 2015 359

Muhlenberg Christens Supreme Sports Complex

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 354

Providence Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News