Over 450 schools submitted breakfast participation data to be recognized for the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge. Schools that met criteria for the School Breakfast Challenge were recognized as a “Breakfast All-Star” for their outstanding effort.
As part of their effort, Chestnut Elementary School encourages students to participate in the School Breakfast Program so all students can start the day healthy and ready to learn. The benefits of breakfast are well known; studies show that students that eat breakfast at school have better concentration, better attendance and are more likely to have improved nutrition.
A list of the Breakfast All-Star Schools can be found at Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.
Schools have one more opportunity to participate in the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge beginning February 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. There is no need to sign up! In late March of 2017, school food authorities will receive a survey to report their monthly data for the spring challenge. Schools that meet the Fall and/or Spring Challenge will be recognized in Summer 2017 with a Breakfast “All-Star” Banner.
* School Participation Rates were obtained through a self-reported survey conducted by the OSBC partners. The School Breakfast Program is a federal child nutrition program administered by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employee. More information about the School Breakfast Program can be found here.