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DC Hosts First National School Breakfast Week Celebration March 6-10

Friday, March 3, 2006
Students Will Be Offered Food from Special Menus

On Monday, March 6th and Tuesday March 7th, representatives from the US Department of Agriculture, DC Public Schools, DC Public Charter Schools and food advocates will take part in the District’s first National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) Celebration. Special menus are planned and breakfast will be served. The theme for the week of March 6-10 is “Go Places with School Breakfast.”

 

 WHO:
(Monday, March 6th)
Deborah A. Gist, State Education Officer, DC State Education Office
James Shepard, Principal, Friendship Public Charter School
Robert Eggers, President, DC Central Kitchen
Friendship PCS students

(Tuesday, March 7th)
Deborah A. Gist, State Education Officer, DC State Education Office
Mark Truax, Director of Nutrition Services, DC Public Schools
Reginald Ballard, Principal, Cardozo Senior High School
James Harmon, Regional Director, US Department of Agriculture, Mid-Atlantic Region
Kim Perry, Director, DC Hunger Solutions of the Food and Research Action Center
Cardozo Senior High School students

 
 WHAT:
The School Breakfast Program began as a pilot project in 1966, and was made permanent in 1975. National School Breakfast Week is designed to help raise awareness of and garner support for the role that school foodservice and nutrition programs play in the lives of America’s children today and in the strength of America tomorrow.
 
 WHEN:
(Monday, March 6th)
8:30 am – 9:30 am
(Tuesday, March 7th)
8:00 am – 10:00 am
 
 WHERE:
(Monday, March 6th)
Friendship PCS, Chamberlain Campus
1345 Potomac Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202)547-5800