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.
Warhill High School
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.