CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (4/18/13) – At an April 15 ceremony in Frankfort, the Food Services Department of Calloway County Schools was presented a certificate of excellence by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday and designated as a top three winner in Kentucky for their efforts in promoting National School Breakfast Week (March 4-8, 2013).
Calloway County Schools celebrated that week with breakfast buffets, daily prizes, and special dress days. Faculty and staff made posters and fliers with the theme of “Be a Star with School Breakfast!” Because of the effort, participation in breakfast during the week increased by an average of 30 students per day. All activities during the week were photographed and submitted along with a two page entry document which was displayed in the lobby of the Capitol Plaza Tower in Frankfort where Kentucky Department of Education staff and visitors voted for their favorite breakfast promotion.
Pat Lane, Director of Food Services for Calloway County Schools said, “We are honored to receive this recognition and would like to thank our students, parents, faculty, and staff for all of their participation and support.”
Since 1989, schools across the country have taken part in National School Breakfast Week in an effort to increase awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children. A morning meal is not only good for children’s physical well-being, but also for their cognitive abilities. Research has shown that students who eat breakfast score better on tests, have fewer health issues, and even better behavior.
Information provided by David Dowdy
Photo provided by the Calloway County School System
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