Students at Potomac View Elementary School in Woodbridge have taken the pledge to participate in the Virginia Breakfast Challenge.
According to a release, the Virginia Breakfast Challenge was an initiative of Virginia’s First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, which aims to help provide students with a nutritious breakfast.
Potomac View was selected as the first school to kick off the program, stated a release. 300 students at the school are currently participating in the breakfast program, according to a release.
McAuliffe visited students and administrators at the school to commend them for their efforts.
“You are doing great. We hope that all Virginia public schools will join the Virginia Breakfast Challenge to keep up the momentum and expand access for the thousands of Virginia students who go without breakfast each day,” stated McAuliffe in a release.
Former National Football League (NFL) running back Brian Mitchell also took part in the school visit.
“You need to be the role model for others. Tell your sisters and brothers and your friends to eat breakfast. Work hard and do what your teachers tell you to do,” stated Mitchell in a release.
Virginia schools can enroll in the Virginia Breakfast Challenge, and compete to win prizes. The challenge began on October 1 and runs through December 31, stated a release.