International School of Louisiana Helps Give Students A Great Start with Breakfast
What: International School of Louisiana Hosts Community Breakfast
When: Thursday, March 6
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Where: ISL’s Uptown Campus
1400 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70131
Why: Learn about health & wellness and the National School Breakfast program. Visitors will be treated to a French Bistro setting with light refreshments and the music of French Guitarist Raphael Bas. The event is open to the public. For more information contact Karla Marie Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504. 229.4375.
T he International School of Louisiana is celebrating National Breakfast Week (March 3 -7) with a community breakfast on March 6 . The school is one of 25 around the country selected by the nonprofit Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) to hold special family and community gatherings this month to help raise awareness among students and parents about the benefits of the national School Breakfast Program. The recipient of a grant from AFHK’s School Grants for Healthy Kids program, with support from Kellogg’s, the International School of Louisiana is using the funding to increase participation in its school breakfast program and will highlight National Breakfast Week by hosting a Community Breakfast March 6, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. at its Uptown Campus (1400 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130). Visitors will be treated to a French Bistro setting with light refreshments and the music of French Guitarist Raphael Bas. Kellogg’s even provided Great Starts Breakfast kits, which include bowls, spoons and signage to help administrators and staff host the Community Breakfast.
Action for Healthy Kids and Kellogg’s are partnering for a fourth consecutive year to make sure more children get a great start to their day. Through the School Grants for Healthy Kids program and Kellogg’s Give A Great Start campaign, they’re working to provide two million breakfasts during the 2014-2015 school year to kids across the country who otherwise might not get that first meal 1 by helping schools like the International School of Louisiana create or improve existing breakfast programs, which will increase overall participation in the national School Breakfast Program. “Too many children are showing up at school hungry and hungry children can’t learn,” says Melissa Boudreaux, ISL Director of Food Services. “Eating breakfast at school can help families save time in the morning. And knowing that school breakfast is healthy and a great value is a huge relief for parents. We want to help people understand that today.” Studies indicate that students who eat school breakfast increase their math and reading scores and improve their cognitive speed and memory, according to the Food Research and Action Center. 2 However, fewer than half of the children who eat lunch at school also eat breakfast. “The positive impact of nutritious school breakfast on students’ overall health and academic performance can’t be emphasized enough,” says AFHK CEO Rob Bisceglie. “And, of course, the national School Breakfast Program has the added benefit of lifting a financial burden from parents who may struggle to put nutritious meals on the table. So, we’re excited to continue our work with Kellogg’s which helps schools shine a spotlight on this very important program.”
Every school day, the International School of Louisiana’s breakfast program offers students a healthy breakfast that they need to get set for a busy school day. Student at ISL enjoy an assortment of whole grain and wheat breakfast items with options of fresh fruits, 100% juice, and milk or water. Breakfast prices are $1.50 and .50 cents for reduced. Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories, sodium.
In addition to working with AFHK, Kellogg’s partnered with 11 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls, known as Team Kellogg’s, who show all of us the importance of eating a balanced breakfast and getting a great start to the day.
Visit www.kellogs.com/teamusa to learn about all the ways you can get involved and help Give A Great Start to kids in need. About Action for Healthy Kids Action for Healthy Kids® fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. We partner with a legion of dedicated volunteers - teachers, students, moms, dads, school wellness experts and more - from within the ranks of a 65,000+ network to create healthful school changes. After all, everyone has a part to play in ending the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. Our programs, tools and resources make it possible so that many people can. Our grassroots efforts are supported by a collaboration of more than 75 organizations, corporations and government agencies. Working together, they’re giving kids the keys to health and academic success by meeting them where they are - in the classroom, in the cafeteria and on the playground - with fun physical activity and nutrition lessons and changes that make it possible for them to eat nutritiously and play every day.
About Kellogg Company At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With 2013 sales of $14.8 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Our brands – Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Kashi®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. Through our Breakfasts for Better Days™ initiative, we’re providing 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks – more than half of which are breakfasts – to children and families in need around the world by the end of 2016. To learn more about Kellogg, visit www.kelloggcompany.com or follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany.
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