Build a Better Breakfast
In March, schools across the country celebrate National School Breakfast Week. Take this time to review participation in your school's breakfast program and get students excited about eating breakfast.Read More
Don’t let a hungry stomach lead to a distracted mind! Studies show that good nutrition leads to improved classroom performance, higher test scores, and better behavior. It can be a challenge to get students to the cafeteria before school, so consider making breakfast a part of the school day with Breakfast in the Classroom! Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) works especially well in elementary school but is easily adapted for all grade levels, helping students begin their day nourished and ready to learn.
Prepare teachers with facts about the nutrition of the breakfast items being served (to teach nutrition education) and the benefits of the program on student academic achievement.
Introduce breakfast changes to families by highlighting at PTA or other parent events. Include breakfast tasting and samples.
Talk to others who have had success—find out what worked, what didn’t and why. Don’t re-invent the wheel. Utilize their menus, training programs, policies, and procedures. Consider visiting a school who is successfully implementing BIC.
Set up clear clean-up procedures.
Apply for a school grant to purchase equipment and materials to support Breakfast in the Classroom.
Engage families and volunteers to help with delivery and prepping or unpacking delivery bags.
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