(St. Paul, MN)- As part of her ongoing efforts to combat non-academic barriers to education, Senator Johnson is raising awareness that this week, March 2-6, is National School Breakfast Week. The Senator recently brought grab-and-go breakfasts to the Capitol to show her colleagues exactly what goes into a nutritious school breakfast.
Leading up to National School Breakfast Week, Sen. Johnson visited Gideon Pond Elementary for “Breakfast and a Book” and Sky Oaks Elementary School in Burnsville to interact with teachers and students, and to encourage Kindergarten through 6th grade students to take a look at different choices in their Grab and Go breakfasts as they started their day.
“Eating a healthy breakfast in the morning is important for everyone, but especially young students,” said Sen. Johnson. “Providing a meal to all kids before they start classes is proven to lead to better grades, fewer behavioral issues, and closing our achievement gap.”
Sen. Johnson has been a leader in education for many years, and her bill to increase state aid for the School Breakfast Program has been a major topic of conversation among Education Committee members and schools across the state. She has led the state’s response to non-academic barriers to learning including school breakfasts, healthy and affordable lunches, comprehensive eye exams, and other important initiatives that too often fall through the cracks.
For more information, contact Bryan Wells at 651-296-5561.