Growing Your Breakfast Program. Presentation Overview. Benefits of breakfast Current situation Goal: increase participation Addressing concerns Next steps . Benefits of Breakfast. Nutritional Benefits. Academic Benefits. Nutritional Benefits .
“The breakfast program offered in our classroom not only provides a healthy and nutritious start of a student’s day, it also provides a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Our students begin their day with full stomachs, in good moods, ready to tackle a day’s learning.” (teacher)
“Our school participates in the Breakfast-on-the-go program that’s set-up in the classroom each morning. I enjoy the program because it is nutritious and convenient. Our morning begins by that month’s breakfast worker getting our crate of breakfast from the cafeteria and distributing them to the classrooms. My students eat their breakfast at their desk and this allows me that much needed engagement time with the students first thing in the morning. We talk about their evening at home or their plans for the holiday or weekend. We listen to Mozart with dimmed lighting and reflect together conversing, sharing and learning for about 20 minutes. I love it! It helps begin our day with a sense of community. The students enjoy it quite a bit and hate it if they miss it if they are late. I use this time as an incentive, by asking late students that want to talk about their day to write what they wanted to discuss in their journals, then maybe discussing it on their free time or the next day. The students nag their parents about being on time in the morning so that they won’t miss this essential time of day for our classroom. Breakfast in the classroom has helped me immensely.” (teacher)