Breakfast has long been considered to be the most important meal of the day, but millions of children aren’t eating anything before school. A former Husker and current Washington Redskin will be in Omaha Friday to try and change that.
Research shows that healthy students are better students, however too many kids are showing up to school hungry. In an effort to increase access to breakfast for all students, the Midwest Dairy Council and Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school wellness program, with the support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and Dean Foods, are launching “It Starts With School Breakfast” campaigns in schools across the region.
The campaign will empower students and families to lead change in their own schools and communities, increase school breakfast awareness and participation and provide resources to help all children start each day with the fuel they need to help them succeed.
To kick off the campaign and celebrate National School Breakfast Week and National Nutrition Month, Nebraska first lady Sally Ganem and Washington Redskins running back and ex-Husker Roy Helu Jr. will host breakfast at Omaha’s Neihardt Elementary School Friday morning, speaking with students on the importance of breakfast, exercise and nutrition.