Cincinnati schools breakfast initiative trying to help kids get better education


KEEP THE PERSON AWAY BUT SHE IS HOPING THAT THEY WILL TAKE HER UP ON THAT OFFER. SHEREE: MOLDING YOUNG MIND ONE BITE AT A TIME. A NEW BREAKFAST INITIATIVE HERE IN CINCINNATI AT CINCINNATI SCHOOLS IS TRYING TO HELP KIDS GET A BETTER EDUCATION. MIKE: WLWT NEWS 5’S KRISTY DAVIS SHOWS YOU HOW IT ALL WORKS. REPORTER: KEEPING THE ENERGY UP FROM THE BUS UNTIL THE LAST BELL STARTS WITH A HEALTHY BREAKFAST. DILLON HEATH KNOWS WHY HE LIKES IT. I LIKE APPLES A LOT, AND THIS IS APPLE JUICE. REPORTER: THE BRENT ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL KNOWS WHERE SHE NEEDS IT. IT GETS THEM INTO THE KHAS ROOM. WE ARE FEEDING THEM, GETTING THEIR BRAINS READY TO GO AND READY TO START THE DAY AT 8:30. REPORTER: LAST YEAR STARVE NOTICED MORE KID COMING IN HUNGRY WITH LESS TIME TO MAKE IT TO THE CAFETERIA. A FOOD SERVICES WORKER APPLIED FOR THE $60,000. WE LIKE TO APPLY THEM WITH AS MANY OPTIONS AS POSSIBLE. WE CAN ENCOURAGE THEM TO EAT FRUIT AND JUICE. REPORTER: $94,000 GRANT MAKES SURE EVERY STUDENT GETS A FREE BREAKFAST. THEY REACH INTO THE BIG COOLER, TAKE THEIR PICK AND HAVE A SEAT. INITIALLY WE WERE NERVOUS OF ARE HAVING THE LITTLE PEOPLE EAT IN THE CLASSROOM BECAUSE OF CRUMBS AND BUGS AND THAT. IT HAS WORKED OUT WELL. REPORTER: PLACE MATTER AND SEPARATE WASTE BASKETS TEACH THE CHILDREN PRIDE AND KEEPING THEIR ONE PLACE CLEAN. KIDS COME STRAIGHT IN OFF THE BUS OR STRAIGHT IN FROM THEIR CARS INTO THE CLASSROOM READY TO EAT. WE HAVE THE LITTLE BODIES AND BRAINS READY TO LEARN IN THE MORNING. REPORTER: THAT ESSENTIAL FOR THE IMPORTANT THINGS. IF YOU WANT TO GROW AND, YOU KNOW, LIKE GO TO THE PARK AND RIDE RIDES, MOST KIDS WOULD LIKE TO RIDE RIDES YOU NEED TO EAT HEALTHY. REPORTER: THERE IS TIME FOR MORE SCHOOLS TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 4th. KRISTY DAVIS, WLWT NEWS 5. MIKE: YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

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