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Altoona students create domino effect with 3,600 cereal boxes


Altoona students create domino effect with 3,600 cereal boxes

Students at Clay Elementary School in Altoona lined up 3,600 boxes of cereal to help combat hunger. To celebrate winning Hy-Vee KidsFit’s Squat Challenge, Clay Elementary School lined up boxes through the school’s halls and watched them fall like dominos. Clay Elementary School Principal Lea Morris said the project highlighted hunger and the “domino effect” breakfast can have on student’s success.“Whether it is learning at school, increased learning … but then also moving more, it’s been proven that if you eat breakfast, you move throughout your day,” Morris said.The trail of cereal boxes spanned more than half a mile throughout the school.After the challenge, the cereal was donated to students and a local food pantry.

Students at Clay Elementary School in Altoona lined up 3,600 boxes of cereal to help combat hunger.

To celebrate winning Hy-Vee KidsFit’s Squat Challenge, Clay Elementary School lined up boxes through the school’s halls and watched them fall like dominos.

Clay Elementary School Principal Lea Morris said the project highlighted hunger and the “domino effect” breakfast can have on student’s success.

“Whether it is learning at school, increased learning … but then also moving more, it’s been proven that if you eat breakfast, you move throughout your day,” Morris said.

The trail of cereal boxes spanned more than half a mile throughout the school.

After the challenge, the cereal was donated to students and a local food pantry.

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