Surf’s Up with School Breakfast in Laurens School District 55

March 4, 2024

National School Breakfast Week Campaign Encourages Students to Try School Breakfast

To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Laurens County School District 55 schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) from March 4-8, 2024. 

Busy weekday mornings make it challenging for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) schools offer nutritious breakfasts- complete with fruit and low-fat or fat-free milk, to ensure students are fueled for learning every school day. All students in LCSD 55 can eat breakfast at no cost.  

The NSBW campaign theme, “Surf’s Up with School Breakfast,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Studies show that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
Score higher on standardized tests
Have better concentration and memory
Be more alert
Maintain a healthy weight

School nutrition professionals and students will be encouraged to show enthusiasm for school breakfast from March 4-8 as the district celebrates NSBW with special menus, activities, and more. LCSD 55 will have giveaways, prizes, and a special treat on Friday, March 8, 2024, for all students who eat breakfast.

“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is a great way to ensure students are nourished and ready to learn,” said Director of Student Nutrition Services, Wanda Knight. 

“National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the nutritious and delicious choices we offer,” Knight added.

Currently, 6 of our schools provide breakfast in the classroom. Laurens District High School, Laurens Middle School, and Sanders Middle School offer four different choices of entrees for breakfast in the cafeteria each day. All cafeterias offer a variety of fruits and milk each morning. We serve approximately 3,200 students daily. 


About National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare institutions since 1975.