David Rosen
West Seattle Elementary school was abuzz about the Bee Healthy Bee who was on hand to introduce the Go for the Gold healthy breakfast campaign for Seattle Public Schools. The campaign extends across all ages and rewards students with prizes as their progress is tracked.

Bee Healthy Bee buzzes about a healthy breakfast to improve academic performance

Recognizing the link between a healthy breakfast and academic performance the Seattle Public Schools kicked off their ‘Go for Gold’ breakfast campaign at West Seattle Elementary School Mar. 5 with the appearance of the “Bee Healthy” Bee. The effort extends from elementary through high school.

The SPS Nutrition Services Department has partnered with Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Children’s Alliance to promote the consumption of school breakfast. Children who eat breakfast daily do better on standardized tests, get better grades, are able to concentrate in school, can more easily complete complex tasks and are more able to maintain a healthy weight.

All participating schools will have a tracking poster showing their daily participation. Student participating in breakfast will be entered into a weekly drawing with prizes ranging from backpacks, sports equipment and bicycles. Elsewhere in the district surprise guests will serve breakfast at schools all over the city ranging from a local sports hero, a firefighter, to a sports mascot.

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