Michigan Hunger Solutions, partnered with Michigan Department of Education, Michigan No Kid Hungry and United Dairy Industry of Michigan, held a successful breakfast event at Durant-Tuuri-Mott (DTM) Elementary School in Flint, MI. During the event, which was held on March 4, former Lion’s kicker Jason Hanson and Lion’s mascot Roary met with an assembly of students to talk about the importance of proper nutrition to achieve academic and athletic goals.
National School Breakfast Week took place from March 2 through March 6. During the week, school districts held open houses for parents, tried new breakfast items and presented nutrition information for their students to highlight the benefits and healthy components of a school breakfast. Some schools, like DTM in Flint, even held special assemblies for their students.
School breakfasts are increasingly being offered by schools as a way to increase the performance and promote health among their students. Unfortunately for the poorest and most vulnerable of Michigan’s children, school breakfast is also a lifeline as they may not otherwise eat a morning meal.
Students who eat a healthy breakfast often score higher on tests and are less likely to miss class.
For media coverage of the Flint event, check out:
The Flint Journal/Mlive: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/03/former_detroit_lions_kicker_ja.html#incart_river
Michigan Hunger Solutions is working on ending food insecurity among Michigan’s most vulnerable population. MHS can be found on Twitter (@MIHngerSolutions) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MichiganHungerSolutions)