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  1. Expanding Alternative Breakfast ModelsAn Overview of National Outreach and State-Level Work Eyang N. Garrison Food Research and Action Center

  2. Who We Are FRAC’s State and Local Strategy to Fight Hunger: • Research its impact, and effective solutions • Improve and monitor the implementation of policies that will reduce hunger and undernutrition; • Provide technical assistance and support to a nationwide network of advocates, service providers, food banks, program administrators and participants, and policymakers

  3. Summer Food Resources Visit www.frac.org for: • 2012 Summer Meals Participation Report • Summer Food Outreach Toolkit • Register for the FRAC “Summer Matters” Calls • For more information contact Signe Anderson at sanderson@frac.org

  4. Breakfast for Learning Children who eat breakfast at school: • Increase their math and reading scores • Perform better on standardized tests • Improve their speed and memory in cognitive tests • Reduced rates of tardiness, absenteeism, and behavioral issues

  5. Breakfast for Health • A healthy breakfast each day helps prevent obesity • Children who eat school breakfast eat more fruits, drink more milk, and eat a wider variety of foods • Children who eat school breakfast experience fewer nurses visits

  6. State-Level Breakfast Scorecard Key 2011-2012 SY Findings: • 10.5 million low-income children participated in SBP • Over half of low-income children who ate lunch also ate breakfast • Illinois Ranks 36th (up from 44th)

  7. District-Level Breakfast Report 2011-2012SY Report Highlights: • All top ten districts offer universal-free breakfast and alternative service model • 10 districts increased ADP by at least 20% including Chicago Public Schools • 47 our of 57 districts surveyed offer alternative service model

  8. Barriers to Participation • Cost • Late bus schedules • Urban transit • Children want to socialize or play outside • Stigmatized as a program “for poor kids”

  9. How is it Served? Traditional Model – In the Cafeteria Make it Part of the School Day • Breakfast in the Classroom • Grab ‘n Go

  10. Breakfast in the Classroom • Meals delivered to the classroom • Students eat in the classroom after the morning bell

  11. Grab n’Go Cafeteria or Hallway Students pick up meals from carts or kiosks located in the….

  12. Keys to Success • Equipment Grants • Provision 2 • Community Eligibility • Legislative Action • Stakeholder Engagement

  13. Stakeholder Engagement Model • Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom • Funded by grant from the Walmart Foundation • Partners Include: • Food Research and Action Center • National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation • NEA – Health Information Network • School Nutrition Foundation

  14. Implementation Process • Target Schools • High free- and reduced-price rate • Low school breakfast participation • Assessment of Target Schools • Breakfast at No Charge • Stakeholder Engagement • Community Support and Outreach

  15. Year One PBIC Participation Growth: 2010-2011 SY

  16. Overcoming Challenges • Stakeholder Buy-In • Ever-changing School District Staff • Implementing BIC in Middle & High Schools • Union Issues • Infrastructure Limitations • Making Breakfast Appealing in Diverse Communities

  17. For More Information Eyang Garrison Food Research and Action Center 202.986.2200 x3934 egarrison@frac.org www.frac.org www.breakfastfastintheclassroom.org