What a difference a smoothie makes. At Warhill High School (WHS) in Williamsburg, Va., when fruit smoothies burst onto the breakfast scene, participation increased by a cool 201 percent. The blender runs nonstop from 6:55 a.m. to 7:50 a.m., and the difference between this semester and last is loud and clear: Last semester, between 75 and 80 students would eat breakfast at school. This semester, on one recent day, 232 students ate breakfast, mostly smoothies.
But there is more at play