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What’s for breakfast? This may be a question that many of us don’t give very much thought to on a regular basis, but starting each day with a healthy and affordable breakfast is the key to many students’ success.

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Today I had the pleasure of attending the American Dairy Association Indiana and Fuel Up to Play 60‘s kick-off to National School Breakfast Week at Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis.  3 out of 4 public school teachers grades K-8 say their students regularly come to school hungry.  Yet studies show that breakfast increases healthy eating habits and academic performance.

As a key initiative, Fuel Up to Play 60 continues to encourage everyone to start their day with the nutrition needed to Fuel Greatness by raising school breakfast awareness and participation and promoting alternative breakfast options offered by school districts nationwide.  Thanks to Fuel Up to Play 60 and American Dairy Association Indiana and a grant, Broad Ripple High School currently offers free breakfast to every student, every day.

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And they have lots of options and choices which is just awesome to me.

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Besides offering breakfast, today these students were visited by some special guests from the Indianapolis Colts and one of Indiana’s own dairy farmers as dairy is a key part to a healthy breakfast whether you are eating yogurt or drinking milk.

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Additionally, one of the students even had a magic trick for the Colts cheerleaders and Blue.

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All in all it was fun way to start the day and just re-emphasized for this mother of 3 that good nutrition and physical activity are key elements to fueling greatness in children.

So if it works for kids, it must work for adults too… right?  So maybe tomorrow you will think a little bit more about What’s for breakfast!

 

 

 

This post was sponsored by American Dairy Association Indiana, but the the thoughts and opinions are 100% mine and mine alone.

 

Heather from 3 kids and lots of pigs

I'm a sweet tea drinking, Disney World loving, church going, full-time working, soccer mom of 3 that is proud to be raising the 5th generation of future pig, corn, and soybean farmers.