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Logan Elementary Serves Extra Healthy Breakfast By Allison Flicker

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Students at Logan Elementary School are getting a special assembly at the end of March with members of the Seattle Seahawks cheer team all because the kitchen management team committed to serving them an extra healthy breakfast all winter.

Ten schools in the Spokane Public School District participated in the "Fuel up to 60" campaign , sponsored by both the NFL and National Dairy Council, to promote the importance of serving kids a healthy and hearty breakfast.

Logan Elementary school served yogurt parfaits with fruit and granola every Friday during the winter.

"We wanted to really show the kids what healthy food was, and different types of food," explained Tammi Sinsel, the kitchen manager at Logan. "We tried to lean them towards the yogurt so they had a good taste of stuff besides cereal."

The students really enjoyed this new healthy option for their most important meal of the day.

Sixth grader Lexi said it helps her "stay fresh and energized" during the day.

Logan Elementary saw a 12% increase in breakfast attendance when they serviced their parfaits.

Doug Wordell, director of Nutrition Services for Spokane Public Schools, said all of the participating schools are committed to serving healthy breakfasts, but Logan went above and beyond.

"We're pushing 85% free and reduced lunch coming from a high need area [at Logan] explained Wordell. "If these kids don't get a healthy meal they can't stay in school for 6, 7, 8 hours and learn well."

In addition to the assembly, Logan Elementary won $1000 for their Phys Ed department and a new bigger refrigerator as part of their grant.

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