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Schools promote benefits of breakfasts
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Allenhurst Mayor Tom Hines, Frank Long Elementary Principal Scott Carrier, manager Janice Williams, school nutrition professionals and Frank Long students pose for a photo. - photo by Photo provided.
Liberty County School System is hosting “School Breakfast — Ready Set Go!” a campaign to introduce students to the importance of breakfast and demonstrate how eating a good breakfast prepares you for a busy day at school.
The campaign, created by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association with support from General Mills Foodservice, culminates during National School Breakfast Week, March 8- 12.
The seven Liberty County mayors were invited to the schools in their city to sign proclamations of National School Breakfast Week. On Feb. 24, Allenhurst Mayor Tom Hines visited Frank Long Elementary School, Midway Mayor Dr. Clemintine Washington visited Liberty Elementary School and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas visited the Pre-K Center and Button Gwinnett Elementary School. The mayors signed proclamations and had breakfast with students.
Fortunately, every school day, the National School Breakfast Program fuels more than 10.6 million students for success. More than 40 percent of Liberty County school children have breakfast at school. The program is critical to maintaining the health and well-being of children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and it provides a great alternative for children who don’t have time to eat breakfast at home.
“The morning routine for many families can be so hectic, and some children just aren’t hungry before they leave for school,” said Chris Draffin, school nutrition director. “Knowing that your child can eat a healthy breakfast once they get to school can be a huge relief for parents.”

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