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Students Star In Campaign Promoting School Breakfast

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  • Post last modified:March 5, 2014

Got milk? Our students do. Alta, Brighton, JordanHillcrest and Corner Canyon high school students are the stars of posters promoting school breakfast and the benefits of drinking milk and consuming other dairy products as part of a healthy diet.

The project, completed in time for National School Breakfast Week celebrated March 3-7 in Canyons District and beyond, was a collaborative effort between CSD’s Nutrition Services Department and the Utah Dairy Council of Utah & Nevada. 
The posters – featuring Alta soccer star Bizzy Phillips; Jordan quarterback and javelin champ Austin Kafentzis; Brighton’s 5A football Most Valuable Player Osa Masina; Hillcrest’s award-winning Drill Team; and Corner Canyon’s top-rated Shakespeare Team – are gracing the walls of Canyons District lunchrooms.
The aim of the week is to increase awareness of breakfast programs at schools and drive home the fact that children need a well-balanced meal to start the day in order to be successful at school.
Want your students to be focused, alert and ready to learn? Beginning the day with a nutritious breakfast has been proven to increase a child’s ability to excel academically, follow behavior guidelines and maintain high energy levels throughout the day.  

“It’s really quite simple: hungry children have a difficult time learning,” said Sebasthian Varas, Canyons’ Director of Nutrition Services.  “Breakfast is such an important part of a child’s day, and our school breakfasts are a low-cost, no-hassle solution for parents whose mornings have become too hectic for cooking.”    
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For about $1 a day, students at 30 CSD schools – all 13 secondary schools and 17 of the 29 elementary schools – have the option of eating breakfast in the school cafeteria. From pancakes and omelets to fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal, Canyons schools provide a wide range of selections that are sure to please even the pickiest eater. Meals are served 30 minutes before the start of school.
Varas also reminds parents that children who qualify for free- and reduced-price lunch also qualify for free- and reduced-price breakfast – with no additional paperwork.  All they have to do is show up, he says.

Find out what’s being served in our cafeterias by downloading our easy-to-use mobile app.