Molly Stark School and Pownal Elementary have both won the first round of the Vermont Breakfast After the Bell Challenge!
Thanks to a combined effort lead by the Abbey Group Director Maureen O’Neil and Assistant Director Stephanie Gates.
With the introduction of universal breakfast in the classroom at these schools, breakfast participation increased 132% at Molly Stark and 171% at Pownal – with about 85% of students eating breakfast on an average day at these schools.
Each school will receive a “Breakfast After the Bell Champion” banner thanks to the New England Dairy and Food Council and will host their own banner raising ceremony.
Pownal school was also accepted as the Challenge Champion school, for having the combined highest participation increase and highest percentage of students eating of all of the 11 schools that entered round 1 of the Challenge.