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New Breakfast Program Coming To SF School District

July 14, 2014, 9:55 PM by Jared Ransom

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

If high school students in Sioux Falls forget to grab breakfast on the way to class, there will soon be another option for them as they walk in the door.

"While overweight and obese student trends in the Sioux Falls School District are slowly improving, State and national trends continue to either be stagnant or moving in a negative direction," nutrition supervisor Joni Davis said.

A group of students met with staff members this past March to figure out how promote healthy eating. That is where they created the Grab 'n' Go breakfast cart.

"While the district has made noticeable efforts to promote student wellness, high school students would make better choices if healthy foods were more affordable," Davis said.

A portable cart will now be at each high school, paid for by the Midwest Dairy Council. The foods, ranging from yogurts, granola bars, a selection of fruits and also juices and cereal will be subsidized by the South Dakota Health and Wellness grant and Child and Nutrition Services.

"They came up with the things that they wanted to have on the carts, so we're anxious to try those and see how it goes and certainly attain that goal of if it's there, will they come participate and pick up those items?" Davis said.

"As they've designed this, it would begin in the morning to see what interest and volume we get. There's some excitement for expansion, we'll see how well it's used," superintendent Pam Homan said.

That next step could come at the end of the school day.

"They sometimes have long days, so it might be nice to have something healthy like a protein bar or something that will last them a little bit longer until supper, so I'll be anxious to hear how breakfast goes," board member Carly Reiter said.

A collection of students and staff will look at the success of the new program next spring to determine whether it should expand.

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