North Putnam celebrates national breakfast week

Friday, March 1, 2013

BAINBRIDGE -- North Putnam Schools will be celebrating National Breakfast Week March 4-7. Food Services Director Robin Smith has come up with several ways to get kids to come enjoy the first meal of the day.

"Each child participating will get a star and a prize for each day that they participate in." Smith stated.

All North Putnam schools will be participating in the program. Smith has put together a fun and diverse menu for children to enjoy during this week of celebration.

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," Smith said, "With ISTEP this week we hope to see more kids eating breakfast."

Smith's goal is to have at least 100 kids eating breakfast every day at the all four schools in the corporation. She hopes to see more kids eating breakfast because of the ISTEP, so that they have the energy to do well on their test.

Smith is also looking toward the future to develop food programs to help children identify nutritious and healthy food habits. Smith and Superintendent Dan Noel are also looking to bring in the program Healthy Vending to the school system. The program would help to provide students with healthy food options, other then the usual candy found in most vending machines.

For now though Smith is focusing on next week's celebration of breakfast and hopes she doesn't run out of prizes for students.

Menus for schools during National Breakfast Week include:

Bainbridge and Roachdale Elementary:

Monday- Funnel cake with sausage link

Tuesday- French Toast

Wednesday- Biscuit and Gravy

Thursday- Ham and Cheese wrap

Friday- Donut or apple frudel

North Putnam Middle School:

Monday- Muffin with sausage patty

Tuesday- Egg Extravaganza with biscuit

Wednesday- Waffle sticks with sausage links

Thursday- Biscuit and gravy

Friday- Apple or cherry frudel

North Putnam High School:

Monday- Biscuit and gravy or breakfast burrito

Tuesday- Sausage link with french toast or blueberry muffin

Wednesday- Breakfast pizza or breakfast maple wrap sausage

Thursday- Biscuit and gravy or bacon and egg breakfast sandwich

Friday- Sausage and egg biscuit or chicken slider

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