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BGJHS Named One of 10 Schools to Win Elevate the Plate Challenge

Elevate the Plate WinnerThe Bowling Green Independent School District Child Nutrition Department continues to provide nutritious and enjoyable meals for all students. Through partnerships with organizations like Kelloggs and No Kid Hungry, BGISD has increased meal participation and as a result, Bowling Green Junior High, has been recognized as one of ten schools in the country to win the Elevate the Plate Challenge, a grant program awarded to innovative meal programs.

According to the District’s Child Nutrition Annual Report presented on Monday, January 13th, BGISD has increased participation by 11.56%, serving an average of 649 more meals per day this school year.  Examples of efforts to increase participation have included offering grab-and-go breakfasts between classes at Bowling Green Junior High and Bowling Green High School, adding more than 15 new recipes to the district menus, as well as making student meals more customizable with spice stations in all school cafes. 

All students in Bowling Green Independent Schools are offered breakfast and lunch free of charge.

“We are proud to partner with No Kid Hungry to continue our work to expand school meal programs,” said Wendy Davidson, President of Kellogg’s Away From Home. “We’re also thrilled to celebrate the outstanding foodservice team in Bowling Green Independent Schools for creating innovative ways to encourage more kids to participate in and enjoy school meals.”

The Elevate the Plate Challenge grant from Kellogg’s and No Kid Hungry will allow Bowling Green Junior High to offer another daily option in the school cafe. The district plans to purchase a salad cooler to allow students to choose pre-made salads, made with locally grown fruits and vegetables as a lunch option each day.

“We are grateful and honored to be a part of this opportunity with Kellogg’s and No Kid Hungry,” said Dalla Emerson, Director of Child Nutrition.“We know that students who get the meals they need to do better in school and in life.”

About No Kid Hungry
No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.

About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Special K®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR®, MorningStar Farms® and more. Net sales in 2018 were approximately $13.5 billion, comprised principally of snacks and convenience foods like cereal and frozen foods. Kellogg brands are beloved in markets around the world. We are also a company with Heart & Soul, committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 through our Kellogg’s® Better Days global purpose platform. Visit or

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