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Parents Rank Eggs Ahead of Cereal as the Best Back-to-School Breakfast Choice

Posted On: July 22nd, 2013

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According to a recent survey, 82 percent of parents agree that eggs are a more nutritious breakfast than cereal

Park Ridge, Ill. (July 17, 2013) – It’s essential to provide children with a nutritious breakfast that will stick with them when they ease into the back-to-school routine. Studies show that eating breakfast before school has continuously shown positive effects in children, including higher test scores and attendance.i But what’s the best option? According to a recent survey conducted by the American Egg Board (AEB), the vast majority of parents (82 percent) agree that eggs are a more nutritious breakfast than cereal – and with good reason.

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Wilcoxes Serve as Grand Marshalls

Posted On: July 9th, 2013

The Grand Marshals for this year’s Prairie Days Parade will be longtime Yelm community members Barrie and Susan Wilcox, from Wilcox Farms in Roy, WA.

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Barrie, Susan Wilcox offer a humble example of fine character

Posted On: July 9th, 2013

Barrie and Susan Wilcox, from Wilcox Farms located at Harts Lake, are profiled in the story. Barrie had invited me to tour his family farm, and I took him up on his offer this week.

I met Barrie at the entrance to his home. The farm is situated on 1,600 acres along the Nisqually River and overlooks Harts Lake. The view of Mount Rainier from Barrie and Susan’s living room is stunning. The farm still has the original home of his grandfather, the home he grew up in, and now his new home. His brother lives next door. His nephew, House Minority Floor Leader Rep. JT Wilcox, is just over the hill.