NUTRITION

Mission Statement

Sunburst Schools Child Nutrition Department's goal is to provide nutritious meals throughout the school day. We are currently serving FREE breakfast and lunch in all schools for all students to ensure that students get a healthy start to their day and are ready to learn without the distraction of hunger. We provide balanced lunches across the District that give students protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains to fuel their learning.

Did You Know?

-Sunburst students are offered a full salad bar daily that includes a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and specialty salads?

-Buying fruits and vegetables in season saves money?

-Spring season fruits include:

  • Berries, Mangos, Sweet Oranges, Apples, and Bananas

  • Beans, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Peas, Spinach, and Radishes

Breakfast:

Breakfast Provides Benefits... Make it a Priority!

Higher Test Scores. Research has proven that children who eat breakfast have higher math and reading scores.

Improved Attendance. Studies show that students who eat breakfast are absent and tardy less often.

Fewer Trips to the School Nurse. When students eat breakfast, nurses report fewer hunger-related office visits.

Improved Classroom Behavior. Students are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Principals confirm that they see fewer discipline problems when students have eaten breakfast.

Better Learning. Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.

More Time on Learning. When students have eaten, they are better able to concentrate and behave in the classroom. This allows teachers to spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline.

Lunch:

Lunch Provides Benefits... Make it a Priority!

Higher Test Scores. Research shows that a healthy lunch can raise student achievement by about 4 percentile points on average.

Improved Attendance. Studies show that students who eat lunch are absent and tardy less often.

Fuel for the day. When students eat lunch it raises their blood sugar levels and provides fuel for the rest of the day.

Improved Classroom Behavior. Students are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Principals confirm that they see fewer discipline problems when students have eaten breakfast.

Better Learning. Students learn best when they have eaten a healthy lunch.

More Time on Learning. When students have eaten, they are better able to concentrate and behave in the classroom. This allows teachers to spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline.