Circleville Elementary School has been recognized as a Silver Level Breakfast All-Star School for meeting noteworthy school breakfast Average Daily Participation (ADP) rates, as established by the 2019-2020 Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.
307 Ohio schools representing 63 districts, were recognized for five levels of school breakfast ADP, reported through a survey by the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.
CES received the Silver Level designation for achieving a school breakfast total ADP* of 60 percent to 69 percent.
Daily, Circleville Elementary School services the largest student population by building in the district offering breakfast and lunch to nearly 1,100 K-5 students here in person and through Friday meal pick-up for remote learners. The CES food services team also provides daily, nutritious snacks for the elementary preschool program.
The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge mission is to increase access and participation in the School Breakfast Program, ensuring Ohio students start each day ready to learn. The Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Ohio School Nutrition Association are proud sponsors of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.
Research shows that students who eat breakfast perform better in school, get higher test scores and show better behavior. Students who eat school breakfast have been shown, on average, to attend 1.5 more days of school per year and score 17.5 percent higher on standardized math tests.
About the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge
The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge is a statewide challenge to increase access and participation student participation in the School Breakfast Program, ensuring Ohio students start each day ready to learn. To learn more, visit www.OhioSchoolBreakfastChallenge.com.
* School Participation Rates were obtained through a self-reported survey conducted by the OSBC partners. The School Breakfast Program is a federal Child Nutrition Program administered by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employee. More information about the School Breakfast Program can be found here.