Department of Public Health Highlights TCS Child Nutrition Program
Posted on 03/21/2011
The NC Division of Public Health, Nutrition Education and Training Program has joined forces with the NC Department of Public Instruction's Child Nutrition Services to develop a program focused on the importance of breakfast for students.
"Studies have shown that students who eat breakfast are able to pay attention longer, demonstrate better behavior in the classroom, have improved attendance, and make fewer trips to the school nurse. Despite considerable evidence that eating breakfast has beneficial impacts, few children consume a regular morning meal. These students are missing out on key nutrients needed for health and academic success."- NCDPH Women's and Children's Health Section
Transylvania County Schools has participated in the Universal School Breakfast Program for 8 years, providing breakfast to every student in every elementary and middle school class.
As a result of this program, NC Division of Public Health's Nutrition Education and Training Program will be highlighting Rosman Middle and High School. Students and faculty with be sharing their success stories and the benefits they have witnessed as a result of eating a healthy breakfast.
On Wednesday, March 16th, a video crew and members of the NET Program visited RMHS and conducted filming and interviews all day. "We are very excited to be a part of this training program and to have the opportunity to share the success of the Universal Breakfast Program in our system", states Mrs. Carolyn Barton, Director of Child Nutrition at TCS.
We look forward to seeing the finished video later this year!