Five schools from the Southeast Dairy Association (SUDIA) territory were honored with General Mills Foodservice Awards in the Fuel Up Breakfast Program.
The five schools receiving awards in the SUDIA district were Riverside Middle (Pendleton, S.C.), Broad Creek Middle (Newport, S.C.), White Oak Elementary (Cape Carteret, N.C.), Ardrey Kell High (Charlotte, N.C.) and Myrtle Grove Middle (Wilmington, N.C.).
“A healthy breakfast is essential for students to fuel up and be at their best,” said Jean H. Ragalie, RD, president of the National Dairy Council. “We’re honored to work with organizations like General Mills Foodservice to make healthier meals accessible to students at schools.”
The grants, which range up to $2,000 per school, will be utilized to add programs that serve students breakfast outside of the cafeteria. Among the planned programs are breakfast in the classroom, grab-and-go kiosks and second chance breakfast after first period.
“We are thrilled to help support schools in their efforts to get more kids to eat breakfast,” said Alyca Judge, K-12 marketing manager, General Mills Foodservice. “The Fuel Up Breakfast grants provide a springboard for schools to implement alternative breakfast programs or expand their existing program with the goal of improving breakfast participation and student access to quality foods.”