University of Maryland Extension

FSNE Participates in National School Breakfast Week

Deborah Archer Motivating Students

On March 8th Thomas Johnson Middle School celebrated "National School Breakfast Week" with Prince George's County Public Schools' Department of Food & Nutrition Services and invited guests.


"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," said Joan Shorter Director of Food & Nutrition Services. "It gives our students energy to start their day equipped and ready to learn." Students completed exercises and sampled foods that included breakfast flatbreads, sandwiches and fruit.  


"Students should have at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day," said Deborah Archer, of the University of Maryland Extension Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) Program. "This morning we modeled exercises that may be done at home, at school or just in their neighborhood and doesn't require any equipment." Archer completed squats, walking in place and breathing activities for students. Nutritional facts and other prizes were included in a bag for students to take home. 

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