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

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10286

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5714

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 22, 2015 4840

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4786

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 3714

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 14116

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10286

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 27, 2015 2334

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 2014

Man Charged with Theft, Meth, Marijuana Growing

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1253

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - August 26, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 1147

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1081

Hanson Agrees to Take Compensating Rate on Tax…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1066

KSP Seeking Information to Assist 'Slasher'…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 992

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 886

Legislators Preview Election 2015

by KET
August 26, 2015 651

Two Chicago Men Indicted for Multi-State Cargo…

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 634

UPDATE - Missing Juvenile Found

by SurfKY News