Media Advisory - Tomorrow Governor Brian Sandoval and First Lady Kathleen Sandoval to Launch School Breakfast Challenge at Empire Elementary


Mari St. Martin
Carson City, NV - January 27, 2015

Governor Brian Sandoval and First Lady Kathleen Sandoval are announcing the Nevada School Breakfast Challenge Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1:15 p.m.

The couple will be joined by personnel from the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA), Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dale Erquiaga and local schoolchildren at Empire Elementary School in Carson City to announce the statewide challenge. Walmart is donating $5,000 for challenge prizes.

The School Breakfast Challenge aims to increase breakfast participation in Nevada by 20 percent. Schools that take part in the challenge can receive technical assistance and equipment to improve their breakfast programs. The schools that see the largest gains in participation will receive prizes and other incentives when the challenge ends in the spring.

WHAT: Governor Sandoval and First Lady Kathleen Sandoval Launch School Breakfast Challenge
WHEN: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm.
WHERE: Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Drive, Carson City
WHO: Governor Brian Sandoval, First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, NDA Director Jim Barbee, Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga, Walmart representatives, Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes, Evelyn Allred, principal of Empire Elementary and Chris Cooper, Carson City School District nutrition services coordinator.
WHY: The national school breakfast program is proven to decrease discipline and behavioral problems, visits to the school nurse and tardiness in schools, while increasing student attentiveness and attendance. Studies also find that students who eat school breakfast show improved reading and math skills, as well as higher scores on standardized tests.

RSVP Contact: Bob Conrad 775-353-3603, Nevada Department of Agriculture


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