To the Editor:

(Re: “Of breakfast, beer pong ... and Coach Kelm,” Feb. 11, 2010) As a member of the Health and Wellness committee at Green Lake Schools, I was dismayed to see the implementation of the breakfast program at the Green Lake Schools viewed as another indication of our society gone wrong.

The Health and Wellness committee recognizes the need to create an environment within the school that provides students with choices designed to help them achieve and maintain good physical and mental health.

To that end, one of the teachers on the committee conducted an informal survey of the 4K through fourth grade students, and found that a significant number had eaten no breakfast that day, or had eaten a single item that didn’t provide proper nutrition with which to begin the school day.

A child operating under these circumstances will not be able to study and learn well, which in turn affects how effective the teacher will be.

,,, For me, as a taxpayer, any program that is designed to increase the health and learning ability of the students, and the teaching efficiency of the teachers, is certainly something I wish to support and encourage. ...

— Laird DeCramer


Read the entire letter in the Feb. 18, 2010 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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