We’re proud to support and help implement the following service models that improve student access to nutritious school meals. Give us a call if you want to implement a new breakfast service model – we’re here to help!
Breakfast in the Classroom
Breakfast in the Classroom is a service delivery model where students eat breakfast in their classroom after the official start of the school day. Meals are either delivered to classrooms via coolers or served 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.
Among schools that adopt the Breakfast After the Bell program, 82% see increased meal participation. Serving breakfast during the school day eliminates stigma and improves access for everyone.
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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. 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.