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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 5:56 am, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

The breakfast battle is on. Lodi Unified School District high schools are competing to see how many student they can convince to eat breakfast at school for the next three weeks.

The California Milk Processor Board — the creator of GOT MILK? — is partnering with Lodi Unified to challenge Bear Creek, Lodi, McNair and Tokay high school students to start the day off right with a nutritious breakfast with dairy milk for better academic performance and overall health.

The Lodi area high school with the greatest percentage of increase in breakfast participation in school from the same time period last year wins $3,000 and will be crowned "Breakfast Champs."

Get to school early, eat up, and bring your friends. The competition will run from Aug. 13 to Aug. 31.

Contact reporter Sara Jane Pohlman at sarap@lodinews.com. For more information about local education issues, read our Education Café blog.

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6 comments:

  • roy bitz posted at 6:39 pm on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    roy bitz Posts: 489

    My comments are a little off topic--- I don't blame the milk producers for trying to increase consumption of their product.
    I want to say---the FREE BREAKFAST to all students encourages waste and the idea that the district can receive additional federal funding by giving away breakfast is not consistent with the goals of the feeding program.
    It sems the district is teaching consumption when so many need to learn moderation.
    I recall the LNS interviews with Mr Sun and with Mr Neeley regarding the opportunity to upgrade the food service program---that with extra federal funding the district could consider hiring an executive chef to enhance the program. I don't believe this will happen any time soon but it seems the feeding program is sucking up a lot of resources that could and I think should be used elsewhere.

     
  • Marc Yates posted at 7:30 am on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    MWYates Posts: 22

    The challenge should be for parents to feed their own kids.

     
  • Josh Oren posted at 2:38 pm on Wed, Aug 15, 2012.

    Jmandiggity Posts: 2

    This is just industry selling milk to our children and disguising it as education.

     
  • Betty Dean posted at 11:30 am on Wed, Aug 15, 2012.

    Betty Dean Posts: 144

    Anything too get those test scores up!

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 11:28 am on Wed, Aug 15, 2012.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1881

    Nutritious? Are you Bleepity bleep kidding me! Look at their menu for kids that they are calling "nutritious" it is a joke. Might as well be wolfing down breakfast every morning at McDonald's! Nothing but sugar and fat.

    http://district.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/lodiusd/files/menu_nutritionals/NKmnuHB/NKWHB.htm

     
  • roy bitz posted at 9:32 am on Wed, Aug 15, 2012.

    roy bitz Posts: 489

    I recall reading a Sentinel article about LUSD free breakfast for all--that every student in LUSD----regardless of need, is provided "free" breakfast?
    The director of the food service department said this was done in hopes of getting more of those students who do not qualify for free lunch to purchase lunch because the district would would then qualify for even more federal funding.
    I think it's great that those in need are provided free breakfast and even lunch but it seems to me this feeding program is excessive and extremely wasteful.
    Eating is like weight lifting---- the more you do, the more you can do.
    No?

     

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