Miami Trace High School was recently honored as an Ohio School Breakfast Challenge, School Year 2014‐15, award winner.
The school was recognized at the 2015 Annual Ohio School Board Association Capital Conference as a Gold Breakfast All‐Star award winner and received a banner to proudly hang in their school. All schools that participate in the Ohio School Breakfast Program were automatically enrolled in the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.
Schools that met the criteria established around student participation were recognized as either a platinum, gold, silver, bronze, or rising star “Breakfast All‐Star.”
As part of their effort, Miami Trace High School increased participation in the school breakfast program so all students have the opportunity to 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.
“This was a breakfast challenge where all Ohio schools in the national school lunch program could participate,” Gary Campbell, food service director for the Miami Trace Local School District, said. “Miami Trace High School received a gold star rating because they increased their breakfast participation to 72 percent. The food service team worked hard to find menu foods that the students would like and their hard work definitely paid off.”
A list of the Breakfast All‐Star Award Winners and information about Ohio School Breakfast Challenge can be found at Ohio School Breakfast Challenge. The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge is brought to you by the American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and the School Nutrition Association of Ohio.
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.
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