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Food for Thought: Breakfast is Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

While doing research on school breakfast programs, I came across some “food for thought.” I always assumed that everyone understood the importance of breakfast, but, as with most of my assumptions, I was wrong. My assumption comes from health officials and good ol’ mom who call breakfast the most important meal of the day. I grew-up with this […]

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Project Citizen: Students Study Smart Start Funding

When asked to develop a project for Project Citizen, a civic engagement competition, Mr. Diehl’s class at Fairview Elementary School in Denver, decided to look at Smart Start Funding. They called in a number of experts, including Leo Lesh from DPS Food and Nutrition Services and Rich Jones from the Bell Policy Center. I was […]

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Breakfast Celebration in Brush

Breakfast Challenge Celebration at Beaver Valley Elementary

This picture was taken with Miles the Bronco Mascot, students, and Principal Krall of Beaver Valley Elementary School in Brush. We had a fabulous time visiting this all school event in which we celebrated the the school had one the third prize in the Colorado School Breakfast Challenge (Phase 1). Bug thanks to Western Dairy […]

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Family-Style Breakfast in the Classroom in Brighton

A few weeks ago, Dave Rose, Breakfast Expansion Consultant, and I visited the breakfast in the classroom program at North Elementary. In most of the classrooms, children ate at their desks while engaging in learning activities like math problems and reading. In this class, the children had a “morning meeting” while eating their breakfast. The […]

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Homemade Breakfast Burrito and Blood Oranges: Breakfast in the Classroom in Alamosa

I can’t wait to get back to Alamosa! The last time we visited for our Community Conversation about Child Hunger, we visited a breakfast in the classroom program at an elementary school. I was so impressed. The food was nutritious, fresh, and delicious. The food service staff had the program down to a science: they […]

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