Many schools capture breakfast skippers by Expanding Breakfast service beyond the cafeteria's walls. The reason – schools find that when they take breakfast to students, instead of expecting the student to come to the cafeteria, more students eat breakfast and gain the academic, behavioral and nutritional benefits. When all students in a classroom eat breakfast, everyone from teachers to students to parents wins. Typically, schools use one of three approaches, depending on their unique setting:
- Breakfast in the Classroom
- Grab 'n' Go Breakfast
- Breakfast After 1st Period
- Universal Breakfast
School Breakfast Program
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions.
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Missouri School Breakfast Challenge
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Supports Alternate School Breakfast
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on alternate school breakfast serving methods:
“Today, I am encouraging schools, school administrators, and teachers to seek out these and other innovative ways to increase participation in the school breakfast program. In doing so, we can ensure students are starting the school day with the food they need to enable them to be successful in the classroom.”
Alternate serving methods for breakfast include breakfast in the classroom and/or grab-and-go options.
There is a large body of research on the strong links between school breakfast consumption and favorable dietary, health, and educational outcomes among children and adolescents.Download PDF
Scientific research on the link between children’s nutrition and academic performanceDownload PDF