Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Chiefs Player Eats Breakfast With Students

The students of Meadows Elementary had an exciting morning recently when Kansas City Chiefs player Dustin Colquitt visited to help serve breakfast. The NFL punter was at the school to celebrate National School Breakfast Week while he helped students make their breakfast selections. After each student had received breakfast, Colquitt even joined them in their classroom to eat and chat.
Meadows Principal Nicole Dial is thrilled with the new breakfast program at her school. This is the first year the students have been able to eat their morning meal at their desks in the classroom. The foods are offered in each pod and the students go through a serving line to select their items before sitting down with their classmates to eat. Eating in the classroom rather than the cafeteria makes for a smaller, calmer mealtime. “It’s a peaceful way for them to start their day,” Dial said.
Second grade teacher Konchetta Johnson agrees, crediting the environment and nutritious meal with reducing discipline issues and helping the children start their day in a better mood. She also enjoys the relationship-building that takes place when the students get to enjoy their breakfast together.
The students had great time meeting Dustin Colquitt and we're so glad he could join them in celebrating National School Breakfast Week!