HAZARD—Schools across the Commonwealth will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week next week, and the Perry County School System started that celebration a little early last month with a proclamation from the mayor of Hazard.
Mayor Nan Gorman signed on Feb. 20 a proclamation to make the week of March 3-7 National School Breakfast week.
“Over half of the students enrolled in Kentucky’s public schools qualify for free or reduced-priced meals, but only 39 percent participate in the school breakfast program,” the proclamation read.
Linda Campbell, child nutrition director for the school district, said she wants to use this week as chance to let parents know about the meal opportunities offered in students.
“We’re trying to get more awareness of our breakfast program. We don’t think that a lot of parents know about it,” Campbell said.
Campbell said research shows that children who eat breakfast are more likely to make more healthy food choices throughout the day than those who do not eat breakfast.
Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.