Last week, we had the privilege of hosting another School Breakfast event. This time, we joined the 350+ students of Center for Inquiry 302!
In addition to the American Dairy Association Indiana Inc. staff, IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee and Colts Outside Linebacker Cam Johnson spent their Tuesday morning at the Center for Inquiry 302 as part of the “It Starts with School Breakfast” campaign, a collaboration between Fuel Up to Play 60, Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign and Dean Foods.
The collaborative intention is to increase school breakfast awareness and participation while providing resources to help all kids start each day with the fuel they need to help them succeed. After the students received a breakfast of hot ham & cheese biscuits, orange slices and milk, they were ushered into the gymnasium for their ritual Tuesday morning Community Meeting. In front of the 350 students in attendance, Dr. Ferebee and Cam Johnson spoke to the students about what healthy foods were good for breakfast and why eating in the morning is important for academic success.
Ferebee and Johnson took part in a question and answer session with first grade students wherein they offered up their favorite breakfast options. “I like oatmeal, pancakes and fruit,” said Dr. Ferebee. Cam Johnson chooses, “some protein and some carbs– typically eggs, bacon, toast and milk.”
After talking about the importance of a nutrient-rich breakfast, Center for Inquiry 302 Principal Andrea Hunley introduced two Colts Cheerleaders that led the students and staff in a casual cheer off. “Fuel Up!” yelled one half of the crowd, “Play 60” shouted the other. “We are so happy to have childhood health and school breakfast brought to the forefront this morning,” remarked Hunley, “This is a great opportunity to get the students excited about the importance of breakfast.”