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school breakfast cartoon2It won’t come as a surprise to our longtime readers—we love breakfast around here! The Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom are on a mission to bring breakfast to every student in the country because we know that breakfast translates into a better-nourished student who is ready to learn!

Arriving on the heels of National Oatmeal Month, which is celebrated in January, National Hot Breakfast Month is an opportunity to encourage kids to eat a healthy breakfast all year round. Here at Beyond Breakfast we’ve long been fans of a warm, cozy serving of oatmeal (with a variety of healthy toppings) as a great way to start the day.

We checked in with our friends over at USDA Team Nutrition and found some great National Hot Breakfast Month resources listed in their Healthy Meals Resource System.  With National School Lunch Week right around the corner, they make a perfect addition to your NSBW 2015 promotional materials. Let’s take a look!

Breakfast Bulletin Board Resources

Whether you need posters for the wall or clip-art for your online campaign, the Breakfast Bulletin Board Resources have you covered. In addition to promotional materials for use in the classroom, hallways, and cafeteria, you will find take-home materials to help encourage kids to eat a healthy breakfast with tips for parents. Don’t miss the Discover School Breakfast Toolkit to help you jumpstart your National School Breakfast Week planning!

Breakfast Recipes

Looking for mouth-watering breakfast recipes? Look no further than the What’s Cooking! USDA Mixing Bowl resource page. Maple Applesauce Topping for your Oven-Baked Three Grain Pancakes or your Baked French Toast sticks? Yes, please! Make sure you check the box to search for recipes that have been standardized by USDA.

USDA School Breakfast Program

If you are making your case for breakfast-in-the-classroom, make sure you check out the USDA Food & Nutrition Service School Breakfast Program (SBP) page. Arm yourself with all of the information you need to persuade stakeholders in your school district that school breakfast is good for students and for the community at large. Don’t forget to check out our Breakfast in the Classroom resource center for additional materials as well, including budgets, case studies, and best practices.

Check back with us next week when we will have new breakfast-in-the-classroom stories every day during National School Breakfast Week 2015! Don’t forget to connect with the new Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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