Jamestown Schools Celebrates National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week is this week and Jamestown Public Schools recognizes the importance of breakfast to our children. With over 2,000 breakfasts served each day in the district, Jamestown Food Services Department helps students find time for a healthy breakfast.

“Jamestown Schools Breakfast Program started almost 30 years ago,” said Walt Gaczewski, Director of Food Services. “We serve it in all of our buildings each morning and have a variety of foods to choose from including omelets, egg sausage & cheese bagels, French toast, cereals, fresh fruits and low-fat milk. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s hard for students to learn if they are hungry. Adding some protein right before they go to class improves their cognitive skills.”

Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

  • Reach higher levels of achievement in math
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Have better concentration, memory and alertness
  • Have improved attendance, behavior, and academic performance
  • Maintain a healthy weight

Jamestown Food Services Department has 62 workers including: substitutes, servers, cashiers and cooks who help to provide nutritious and appealing breakfast, lunches and after school snacks to all Jamestown students.

posted on 03/08/2018 - filed under: Middle School, Spotlight, Staff, Students