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Dairymax Continues Strong Support for School Breakfast Program

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 06:54:51 CST

Dairymax Continues Strong Support for School Breakfast Program Dairymax has been a long standing leader in promoting childhood nutrition- and Susan Allen with the organization says that includes promoting Breakfast being served in schools. School Breakfast is important to kids- Allen says that only half of all kids in the country eat breakfast and the Dairy promotion group contends that breakfast is tied to increased test scores and better learning potential for those kids who receive breakfast on a consistent basis.

Two special programs that Dairymax helps schools implement include the Breakfast in the Classroom- and the Grab and Go Breakfast concept, which allows students to grab a yogurt or other hand held breakfast food between the first and second periods of the day.

Allen says that dairy farmers are committed to spending resources in this area- as each breakfast served includes a dairy serving- helping build life long dairy consumers for the industry, while providing valuable nutrients to students who are being fed.

In our conversation with Allen- we also talked about the upcoming Miss America contest coming later in January, and Oklahoma's representative in the contest for 2012- Betty Thompson of Davenport. Miss Oklahoma grew up on a dairy farm and her platform as Miss Oklahoma has been the theme "Milk, it does a body good," taking that message to dozens of schools over the past several months. (Our picutre here is of Betty Thompson from this past fall in a Guthrie, Oklahoma elementary school reading to a group of students.)

Listen to our full conversation with Susan Allen by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below- and you can also watch our video segment with Susan this weekend on In the Field with Ron Hays, as seen on News9, KWTV this Saturday morning (January 7) at approximately 6:40 AM.


Ron Hays talks with Susan Allen of Dairymax about the benefits of school breakfast for kids.
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