April 14, 2024

Raise a glass (of milk) to school breakfast

Fueling students for success

Students at Avon High School celebrate National School Breakfast Week.

AVON, Ind. — Students at Avon High School joined the American Dairy Association Indiana to celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 4.

The group was joined by Blue, the Indianapolis Colts mascot, Colts cheerleaders, and an Indiana dairy farmer. They enjoyed a well-rounded breakfast, including refreshing milk to drink.

National School Breakfast Week was held March 4-8 to celebrate the importance of a nutritious school breakfast in fueling students for success.

According to Indiana Dairy, years of research have proven a direct correlation between students’ consumption of healthy breakfasts and their ability to learn at school.

Studies indicate that children who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

• Perform better on standardized tests.

• Have better concentration and memory.

• Consume a diet that includes important vitamins and minerals.

• Build healthy eating habits for life.

One serving of milk provides 13 essential nutrients: protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin D, riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5) and cobalamin (B12), iodine, potassium, selenium and zinc.

Learn more about Indiana’s dairy community at winnersdrinkmilk.com.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor