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Start the day right

Date: 
Wed, 03/04/2015

“Fuel Greatness” campaign stresses breakfast for children

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s dairyman Online Media Manager

Fuel Up to Play 60 logoBreakfast sets the table for the day’s activities. Starting the day with a meal is the fuel that helps us stay active. Studies have shown that improved nutrition, which includes breakfast, and more physical activity improve students’ academic performance, attentiveness and behavior. Feed the body . . . Feed the mind.

During National School Breakfast Week, March 2 to 5, the Midwest Dairy Council, Fuel Up to Play 60 and additional nutrition organizations are working together to educate young people and school leaders about the value of breakfast. They have an uphill battle as 60 percent of students do not eat breakfast daily. No Kid Hungry’s annual “Hunger in Our Schools” report identified that 76 percent of educators say students come to school hungry. Read more

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