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Hehnly School Breakfast Bunch 'Fuels Up' for National Nutrition Month

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Hehnly School Special Education teacher Laura Holcomb, speaks with students during Hehnly School’s Breakfast Bunch Club meeting. Credits: Cindy Tarello
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Clark, NJ – Good nutrition is accepted as an important element to a successful student’s school day which is why the Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School has begun a new program called the Breakfast Bunch.

The group meets once per month before school and is led by Cindy Tarello, the school’s literacy enrichment and gifted and talented program teacher.

The Breakfast Bunch welcomed Laura Holcomb, a Hehnly special education teacher, to speak at its March meeting.  Holcomb is also a personal trainer and nutritional therapist who specializes in children’s nutrition.

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“For the club’s first meeting, Mrs. Holcomb discussed the importance of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables daily,” explained Tarello. “The students were introduced to the rainbow of fruits and vegetables that comprise a healthy diet, and were able to sample delicious and healthy treats.”

The Breakfast Bunch session included a “move it and groove it” segment. Students got up and engaged in various exercises to demonstrate the importance of eating well and getting exercise.

“With today’s busy lifestyle for children and their families, it’s often difficult to ensure that healthy eating is happening,” Hehnly Principal Shirley Bergin said. “It’s vital that we teach children from early ages how to eat a variety of healthy foods and how they can help to create their own healthy meals. That is why the Breakfast Bunch is such a positive addition to our students’ day.” 

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