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Schools to spotlight nutrition during National School Breakfast Week
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Schools to spotlight nutrition during National School Breakfast Week

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Schools will recognize National Breakfast Week, which will be held Mar. 4-8 this year.

The school system has planned a Be a Star with School Breakfast-themed week of events, including contests and promotions designed to emphasize that eating a healthy breakfast can help children shine like their favorite actors and athletes.

Although National School Breakfast Week is only five days long, Fulton County Schools endorses eating a healthy breakfast year-round, according to Alyssia Wright, executive director of the district's school nutrition department.

"Students have the choice of a hot or cold nutritious breakfast entree paired with a choice of fresh fruit or 100% fruit juice and a choice of skim or low-fat milks," Wright said. "Every school breakfast served meets federal nutrition standards limiting fat and portion size."

Best of all, Wright said, school breakfast is only $1.05 for elementary school students and $1.20 for those in middle and high schools.

"It's a race for any family to get their kids ready, fed and out the door in time for school," she said. "Knowing that their children can eat a healthy breakfast at school can be a huge relief for parents."

Learn more and see menus for each Fulton County school at fultonschools.org.

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