Citizen Photo by Gary Sharp
Left to right: Tellico Plains Junior High School Principal Missy Carter, Coker Creek Elementary
School Principal Jill Franklin, Rural Vale Elementary School student Easton Davis accept iPads
from Coordinated School Health Coordinator Lacey Mason at the Thursday meeting of the
Monroe County Board of Education.
|Published: 9:17 AM, 03/20/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A new pilot program at some Monroe
County schools has allowed students to grab breakfast and go to
During National School Breakfast Week (March 4-8), Coordinated School Health kicked off the Grab and Go
Breakfast program for students at Tellico Plains Junior High School,
Rural Vale Elementary School and Coker Creek Elementary School,
"It's a second chance breakfast for
kids who don't get to eat at home," said Coordinator Lacey Mason.
Through a $2,000 grant awarded by the
Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA),
Coordinated School Health was able to implement the promotion of this
breakfast program. The program allows students that miss the serving
line during breakfast to have a second chance to go to the cafeteria
and "grab and go."
"If they missed the regular
breakfast, students can go through the serving line and get a sack
full of breakfast items to take back to class and eat," said Mason.
During the kickoff week, students that
went to either regular breakfast or through Grab and Go received
different items, such as a pencil and bookmark. Students were also
entered for a chance to win an iPad.
See full story in the Wednesday, March 20, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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