Justin Williams, The Abbey Group’s Northeast Kingdom food service director, appeared on “Lyndon Live” on Magic 97.7 last Friday, Sept. 29, to talk about Lyndon Town School’s meal program. Give it a listen!
CAMBRIDGE, Vt. — Cambridge Elementary School has won a $4,000 grant as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The award was presented by the New England Dairy and Food Council, in conjunction with the National Football League.
Fuel Up to Play 60 promotes in-school nutrition and physical activity at schools across the country by encouraging students to eat nutrient-rich food and exercise at least 60 minutes per day.
Part of the money Cambridge Elementary won will go toward buying exercise equipment for in the classroom — including yoga balls.
Highgate Elementary School, Missisquoi Valley Union High School and North Country Union Junior High School will be receiving “Breakfast After the Bell Champion” banners to proudly display in their schools.
Highgate Elementary’s breakfast participation grew 117 percent; MVU’s increased by 642 percent; and North Country saw 118 percent growth.
On an average day, 65 percent of Highgate Elementary’s population eats breakfast. At MVU, that population is 89 percent. Coming in a bit lower, 37 percent of North Country’s population eats breakfast at school.