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Akros Middle School Recognized as a School Breakfast All-Starlucyweb

More than 325 Ohio schools commended for empowering students to make healthy choices

Akron, Ohio –Akros Middle School was recognized as Platinum and rising star Breakfast All-Star for meeting noteworthy school breakfast Average Daily Participation (ADP) rates, as established by the 2018 Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

More than 325 out of 600 total schools were recognized for five levels of school breakfast ADP, reported through a survey by the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

Akros received the platinum (1 of only 38 schools recognized at this level) for achieving a school breakfast total ADP* of 80 percent or higher. (platinum level30 percent higher than the previous year. (rising star level)

“we are excited that our students are taking breakfast daily which allows them to remain better focused in the classroom” Says, Superintendent Faith DeCesare

All recipients will receive a “Breakfast All-Star Banner” from the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge at the 2018 Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference in November.

The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge mission is to increase and sustain student participation in the School Breakfast Program, ensuring Ohio students start each day ready to learn. The Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Ohio School Nutrition Association are proud sponsors of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

Research shows that students who eat breakfast perform better in school, get higher test scores and show better behavior. Students who eat school breakfast have been shown, on average, to attend 1.5 more days of school per year and score 17.5 percent higher on standardized math tests.

For more information about the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge, visit OhioSchoolBreakfastChallenge.com.

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About the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge

The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge is a statewide initiative to increase and sustain student participation in the School Breakfast Program and is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Ohio School Nutrition Association. To learn more, visitwww.OhioSchoolBreakfastChallenge.com.

* School Participation Rates were obtained through a self-reported survey conducted by the OSBC partners. The School Breakfast Program is a federal Child Nutrition Program administered by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA is anequal opportunity provider and employee. More information about the School Breakfast Program can be foundhere.