Knowing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Clinton-Massie Local Schools recently accepted the Breakfast Challenge
The district called attention to its school breakfast program by coordinating a variety of theme-based activities that allowed students to sample and purchase the many breakfast items on the Massie Menu.
The students also enjoyed eating.
Massie’s recent celebration of National School Breakfast Week included wacky waffles, musical performances by high school music groups, visits from local morning radio hosts, and breakfast with firefighters.
Following the week-long celebration, Food Service Director Tracy Mathews received word that CMLS had earned bragging rights for winning the “Best Ideas” contest for its promotion of National School Breakfast Week and for generating awareness about the school’s breakfast program.
As a grand prize winner, the Ohio Department of Education promoted CMLS on its website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In addition, Munch the Fox, the mascot for the Office for Child Nutrition, visited Clinton-Massie Elementary School to spend time with the children, reinforce the importance eating breakfast, and celebrate the district’s honor.
The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs safeguard the health and well-being of Ohio’s children, encourage consumption of nutritious, agricultural foods and give children an understanding of the relationship between proper eating habits and good health.
Starting each day with a nutritious school breakfast allows students the ability to focus and concentrate on schoolwork. In Ohio, more than 3,100 sites offer the school breakfast program daily.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications from several area schools.
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