MADISON (WKOW) -- Studies show children who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to have better results in the classroom than children who skip breakfast.
It's not every day that a badger has breakfast at school, but students in Madison enthusiastically welcomed the Wisconsin icon.
Breakfast with Bucky is part of an effort at Madison Metropolitan School District to get students prepared for a day of learning. The district's breakfast program aims to get children off to a healthy start by providing nutritious meals with a variety from each of the food groups.
Principal Pam Emmerich said the district does a wonderful job of making sure that their breakfast program includes all of the components of a nutritious breakfast.
Studies show that children who start their day with a nutritious breakfast perform better in the classroom.
Madison Metropolitan School District Food Service Director Steve Youngbauer says there are a lot of studies that highlight better performance, particularly in the area of math. He says they also saw increased student behavior and less disciplinary problems in the classroom.
Bucky Badger is willing to help these kids add a little more milk into their breakfast.
Since starting the breakfast program, the MMSD has seen steady increases in participation.
To learn more about the benefits of a healthy breakfast for children go to www.wmmb.com/wdc/school_food_service/schoolbreakfast.aspx.
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