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The grab-and-go aspect of smoothies appeals to high school students.

Smoothies, schedule change boost breakfast big time at high school

The whir of the blender and more time to enjoy breakfast leads to 200% jump in participation.

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

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