The Atlanta Falcons, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc. hosted a Breakfast in the Classroom event Tuesday morning at Pulaski Elementary School.
The event was part of the school's expanding breakfast program. Freddie the Falcon and the Fuel Up to Play 60 team greeted students, participated in the Grab-and-Go breakfast activity and visited selected classes to showcase the Breakfast in the Classroom program.
"We actually started the Breakfast in the Classroom so the kids come by the cafeteria first and then take it and eat in the classroom. The numbers here have increased from 100 breakfasts a day to about 400 a day," said Lydia Martin, the District Nutrition Director for Savannah-Chatham.
Fuel Up To Play 60 is a partnership with the National Football League that promotes the importance of healthy nutrition and daily physical activities. The program is designed to combat childhood obesity and help youth develop lifelong healthy eating and daily physical activity habits. For more information about the Fuel Up To Play 60 program, visit FuelUpToPlay60.com.
After the classroom visits, SCCPSS faculty, administrative staff, and representatives from the Fuel Up to Play 60 program and SUDIA spoke to students on the importance of eating healthy and staying active.
Later Tuesday, Freddie the Falcon and the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders will be available for autographs and photos at the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center on Abercorn Street. The Falcons tailgate team visits Publix from 5-7 p.m. at the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center on Abercorn Street.
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