Meet the Heroes Behind the Meals

All Indiana students need easy access to school breakfast. Every year, students miss out on school breakfast impacting their success in and out of the classroom. When breakfast is a seamless part of the school day we see students with improved attendance, improved behavior, and higher test scores. Join us as we celebrate Breakfast Heroes, highlighting the importance of school breakfast and the critical role school nutrition professionals play in helping children succeed in and out of the classroom.

Powering kids in Indiana with school breakfast takes real heroes – let’s celebrate them together!

  • Gwen McElhaney and Velma Grover – School Nutrition Staff, Southern Wells Community School Corporation
  • Mackenzie Glenn – Breakfast lady, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
  • Jonathan Siegelin – Principal, Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporations (Edgewood Schools)
  • Mr. Ryan Knigga – Athletic Director, Lawrenceburg Community School Corp
  • Jane Hawkins – School Nutrition Staff, Covenant Christian School
  • Lisa Zollman – School Nutrition Staff, Flatrock Hawcreek School Corp
  • Jason Moore – School Nutrition Staff, Saint Benedict School, Catholic Diocese of Evansville
  • Kelly Pennington – School Nutrition Staff, Portage Township Schools
  • Cynthia Yingst – School Nutrition Staff, Liberty-Perry School District