Getting Started – Administrators and School Board
- Be realistic. Starting a breakfast program takes time, so start small.
- Educate yourself on the financial impact of school breakfast.
- Learn what other schools have done to increase breakfast participation.
- Michigan Healthy Schools Tools
- Fuel Up to Play 60
- Port Huron Success Story
- Check out Start the School Day Ready to Learn with Breakfast in the Classroom: Principals Share What Works from the National Association of Elementary Principals and Food Research and Action Center.
- Learn how other districts have been successful inSchool Governance & Leadership Winter 2013: Improving Attendance, Health and Behavior – Moving Breakfast Out of the Cafeteria from the American Association of School Administrators.
- How Education Groups are Improving the Learning Environment through School Breakfast Powerpoint and Webinar.
Make a Plan
- Schedule a meeting with your school nutrition professional and follow these easy tips:
- Put together a team to help create and implement the plan.
Did you know?
According to No Kid Hungry Hunger in Our Schools report, 78% of teachers who see hunger in the classrooms report spending an average of $26 a month on food. Boosting school breakfast can help alleviate this.
Make sure to invite a comprehensive team including:
teachers, school counselors, nurses, administrators, transportation, custodians, school nutrition staff, parents, students and community members.