Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Breakfast the key to start your kids' healthy day
Children to learn about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast during in-school event
Your Morning With Breakfast”, a local campaign designed to encourage
every child to eat a healthy breakfast, will be launched during a
special event on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m.
is invited to the event held at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in
the cafeteria. The school is located at 262 Conklin Ave., Binghamton.
students will be eating healthy breakfast foods while getting a visit
from “Rex and Roxy”, the cavemen mascots for the UHS Stay Healthy Kids
Appearing at the event will be Mason Mastroianni,
“B.C.” comic strip artist and creator of “Rex and Roxy”; Ray Denniston,
special project coordinator for food services at Broome-Tioga BOCES; and
Julie Tucker, registered dietician at Broome-Tioga BOCES.
show that eating a healthy breakfast every morning helps children
perform better in school, be more active and prevent obesity. The “Rock
Your Morning With Breakfast” campaign hopes to increase the amount of
children eating healthy breakfasts by educating both parents and kids on
how to make healthy food choices.
“Rock Your Morning With
Breakfast” is supported by Broome-Tioga BOCES Rock on Café, UHS Stay
Healthy Kids, the Broome County Health Department, Binghamton
University, NYSUT, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and WSKG.
UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and health care
system serving the Greater Binghamton region. Founded in 1981, UHS
provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term
care services from more than 40 locations around New York’s Southern
Tier. The organization consists of UHS Wilson Medical Center, UHS
Binghamton General Hospital, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, UHS
Delaware Valley Hospital, UHS Senior Living at Ideal and UHS Home Care,
and is affiliated with the UHS Medical Group and the UHS Foundation.