Breakfast After The Bell

Breakfast After The Bell

Breakfast After The Bell

Almost all schools offer a breakfast program, yet traditionally these programs are vastly underutilized.

One of the most effective ways to significantly boost school breakfast participation is to make it part of the school day. We're proud to support and help implement the following programs that improve student access to nutritious school meals. 

Breakfast After The Bell

Breakfast in the Classroom is a service delivery model where students eat breakfast in their classroom after the official start of the school day. Students or staff may deliver breakfasts to classrooms from the cafeteria via coolers or insulated rolling bags, or school nutrition staff can serve breakfast from mobile carts in the hallways. Breakfast in the Classroom typically takes 10 – 15 minutes and can happen during morning tasks such as attendance or it can be integrated with other instructional activities. Some schools encourage teachers to participate in the program and eat with their students. 

82% of schools that adopt Breakfast After the Bell see increased meal participation. This is because serving breakfast during the school day eliminates stigma and improves access for everyone.

Boost your breakfast participation by serving Breakfast After the Bell. Simply use one or more of these winning serving models.

Grab n’ Go

Grab n’ Go is a service delivery model where students pick up conveniently packaged breakfasts from mobile service carts in high traffic areas, such as hallways, entryways or cafeterias, when they arrive at school or between classes. Students can eat in the cafeteria, the classroom or elsewhere on school grounds. The Grab n’ Go model is often used in middle and high schools because it is so flexible and can accommodate varying schedules and students who are on the move.

Second Chance Breakfast

Second Chance Breakfast refers to a meal service model where students eat breakfast during a break in the morning, often after first period or midway between breakfast and lunch. Schools can serve breakfast in the same manner as they would with traditional Grab n’ Go breakfast. This model can be particularly effective for older students who may not be hungry first thing in the morning or may opt to hang out with friends. Second Chance Breakfast may be referred to by a variety of names, such as Breakfast After First Period, School Brunch or Mid-Morning Nutrition Break.

Breakfast Vending

Breakfast Vending allows students to access breakfast foods though vending machines. This model is most often implemented in high schools and vending machines are usually only available prior to the start of the school day.The American Dairy Association North East proudly supports programs aimed to improve the health of children in schools with dairy and nutrition education. 

To learn more how these programs can benefit your school, contact one of our youth programs specialists.

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