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Seventh-graders at Cottage Grove Middle School gave opinions on why they don't eat breakfast at school. From left (in a circle) are Shelby Bunton, Allissa Denzer, Jacob Schmugge, Chelsey Siebenaler, Kim Rosales and Britta Keeling. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)

Judy Spooner: Breakfast hot at Park, but elsewhere, reception is cool

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Just before the holiday vacation, District 833 Nutrition Services Director Barb Osthus made plans to quit offering breakfast to Cottage Grove Middle School students because few of them took it.


But after break the number of kids eating breakfast increased enough that it's still being served.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, she said in answer to my e-mail about the program's status.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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