Mayor Giles Proclaims March 6-10 National School Breakfast Week in Mesa

~ Mesa Mayor John Giles has declared March 6-10 National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) in the City of Mesa. To recognize the value of a healthy breakfast to school-age children, Mayor Giles presented the proclamation to Mesa Public Schools' Director of Food and Nutrition Sabrina Kvalve at Westwood High School.

Mayor Giles expressed his belief that access to a balanced, nutritious breakfast is essential for students to be successful in their studies. He noted that the School Breakfast Program serves more than 14 million students every day, with Mesa Public Schools serving over 13,000 breakfasts each school day and 22 schools offering breakfast in the classroom.

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Mayor Giles is an executive board member of Mesa-based nonprofit organization Az Brainfood and Chair of the Mayor's Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, a national coalition dedicated to ending childhood hunger in cities across the United States. Through these roles, he advocates for local and national policies to help address food insecurity for people of all ages.

National School Breakfast Week is observed annually to promote the importance of a nutritious breakfast for student health and learning, as well as recognize the role of the federal School Breakfast Program in meeting nutritional needs of children across America. According to United Food Bank, 1 in 4 children in Arizona face food insecurity.

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