Out of the mouths of babes

“To whom it may concern, I hear there are no more omlets in the lunch room. This is outragoues. Kids are going crazy without omlets. If we do not get them back we will be crazy.” 

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so imagine our delight when we read this quote from a third-grader—in her own spelling—in a recent article in the Bangor Daily News. The article, “Third-grader leads effort to put eggs back on breakfast menu,” chronicles the efforts of nine-year-old, Leyla Carreira, who started a petition drive at her school because she missed eggs on the breakfast menu. 

Now that’s initiative…and what a great cause. It’s wonderful to hear of a young student who realizes the value of eating nutrient-rich eggs in the morning. Without knowing the terminology, she understands eggs are satiating and they keep her tummy full, so she can concentrate on her schoolwork. Kudos to Leyla!

While we are disappointed that in the end, despite her best efforts, the school district decided to remove eggs from the school breakfast menu, as representatives of America’s egg farmers, we’re very appreciative of her efforts. Another chapter in this story is being written, so stay tuned for the further tales of “Eggs in Schools in Maine.”


2016-06-27 14:31:29