National School Breakfast Week allows students, school staff, faculty, and families to understand the importance of school breakfast, the D.C. Healthy Schools Act, and the benefits that they offer to students in D.C. traditional and charter public schools. This annual event also recognizes the contribution of school food service workers and how vital they are to ensuring that students receive a healthy breakfast every day.

On March 6, 2019, during National School Breakfast Week, D.C. Hunger Solutions celebrated the benefits of school breakfast with Hear the Crunch! — an annual event where students, parents, educators, policymakers, advocates, and others in D.C. and Maryland take synchronized bites into apples in support of school breakfast. Check out this photo essay from this year’s Hear the Crunch!

Download the 2019 School Breakfast Week Toolkit, featuring flyers, information, and social media resources.

School breakfast:

  • Reduces hunger and improve wellness among school-aged children;
  • Improves academic performance;
  • Reduces behavioral problems;
  • Boosts children’s diets;
  • Helps reduce obesity; and
  • Allows families to save money on groceries.