The benefits children receive from eating a nutritious breakfast are numerous and well-documented. However, many children don't eat breakfast at home and even if breakfast is offered in the cafeteria, many don't participate. They are too busy socializing, or affected by the potential social stigma that the program is meant for low income students. Capture those breakfast skippers from all socio-economic levels, by Expanding Breakfast outside of the cafeteria! It's an effective way to implement your wellness policy.
The FRAC (Food Research and Action Center) School Breakfast Scorecard reported that school breakfast participation continues to rise, but did not grow fast enough to meet the urgent need of eligible, low-income children to receive a healthy breakfast every day. Get the details, along with the school breakfast program policy recommendations for Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
This 10-minute video provides a wonderful visual overview of the Expanding Breakfast Program. Use it to begin your process of developing an Expanding Breakfast Program or as a presentation tool. Order the kit through the SNA Emporium.
Find the answers to many of the questions you may have about Expanding Breakfast outside the cafeteria!
Read the key breakfast studies which supply the proof that eating breakfast yields better student test scores, increases concentration and attendance, decreases disciplinary problems and more.
When you are in the process of planning or have decided to implement an Expanding Breakfast program, communication is key. Here are tools to help you.
One of the most effective tools that have been created for use with all audiences is the Expanding Breakfast Video, available for just $10.00. Order it through SNA's Emporium by calling 800-728-0728, or click here to order online.
Here are fact sheets to tell the various target audiences, that you will need to get on board, about your Expanding Breakfast program. Use them as they are, or as a guide to develop your own.
Parents consistently look to their children's backpacks for information. So, send home the "Partners in Nutrition: School Breakfast — Fast and Healthy Food for Thought!" backpack brochure, developed by National Dairy Council and the Child Nutrition Foundation, and let them know about the importance of Expanding Breakfast and eating breakfast at school.
Get motivated to try Expanding Breakfast in your district by reading Champion Success Stories featuring districts that have implemented Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab 'n' Go Breakfast or Breakfast After 1st Period.