From cheese-topped breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits, and a serving of milk, school breakfasts feature plenty of healthy, wholesome dairy foods – and dairy product sales! On behalf of dairy farmers, ADA North East found ways to highlight these programs during National School Breakfast Week through in-person events and media coverage.
Newark, New Jersey
Dairy farmer Graham Ackerly, of Mount Vernon, New Jersey, joined New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton for a donation of a school breakfast cart and other equipment, at Newark School of Global Studies. ““As a dairy farmer, I am thrilled to see Newark’s priority in fueling students each and every day with a balanced and healthy breakfast,” said Ackerly. Learn more in this story from the Essex News Daily.
Other Media Coverage
- CBS News: Newark Public Schools unveil breakfast cart program
- northjersey.com: NY Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton helps unveil food equipment at Newark school
In Philadelphia, Pa., “Swoop”, the mascot for Fuel Up to Play 60’s NFL partner Eagles team was featured steering students to healthy breakfast options – like yogurt and milk.
- Fox 29 Philadelphia: Kelly’s Classroom: National School Breakfast Week
- CBS Philadelphia: Eagles’ Swoop Steers Kids Toward Healthy Options For National Breakfast Week
Buffalo, New York
In Buffalo, N.Y. ADA North East arranged for TV stations to report on The “Buffalo Farm to School to You”, serving loaded breakfast burritos, hot chocolate and more.
- WKBW TV ABC Buffalo: Food truck visits Buffalo high schools for National School Breakfast Week
- Spectrum News: Buffalo Public Schools celebrates National School Breakfast Week
Binghamton, New York
In Binghamton, N.Y., we facilitated an interview with Broome-Tioga BOCES Registered Dietician Julie Raway, who showed off the school’s new breakfast cart, provided by local dairy farmers through ADA North East.
- News Channel 34 Binghamton: National School Breakfast Week at Chenango Forks