, Newburyport, MA


March 28, 2014

Health Beat: Teen contest promotes healthy breakfasts

High school students across Massachusetts are invited to get creative about school breakfast.

The fourth annual “School Breakfast: Eat. Film. Screen” contest is accepting submissions through Friday, April 4.

Films should be no longer than 30 seconds and must demonstrate why it’s beneficial for teenagers to eat a healthy breakfast at school; include at least one scene in a school cafeteria; be fully created by students; and feature a reimbursable school breakfast meal that contains at least three of the four following categories: milk, meat or meat alternate, vegetable or fruit, and grain.

The winning group will receive a $1,000 gift card for its class. Second and third places get $300 and $200, respectively. Winners will be announced on May 5.

The contest is run by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Child Nutrition Outreach Program and Project Bread.

For entry guidelines or to submit a video, visit

Marathoners raising money with concert

A concert at the Grog this weekend will benefit Brigham and Women’s Hospital on behalf of two local Boston Marathon runners.

Brittany Hill, a Byfield native, and Kristen Foote of Ipswich are both employees in the Boston hospital’s Center for Clinical Investigation and are running for Team Brigham on April 21. They are each committed to raising at least $6,500 for the hospital’s Life Giving Breakthroughs campaign.

“The Three Hour Tour” on Saturday night features Animals and Shapes, Maganahan’s Revival, and Casey Herlihy. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music runs from 8 to midnight. The 21-plus show is presented by Fusion Blue Productions of Salisbury and will also include raffles and refreshments.

Admission is a suggested donation of $8. The Grog is located at 13 Middle St., Newburyport.

For more information about Brigham and Women’s campaign, visit

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