Breakfast in the Classroom

breakfast in classroom

 A child without breakfast or a poor breakfast may: 
                                  • Feel tired during morning classes 
                                  • Be irritable or restless before lunch 
                                  • Get headaches or stomach aches in the morning 
                                  • Be unable to concentrate on learning


Frequently Asked Questions: 

1. What are the advantages of providing breakfast in the classroom? 
    Studies show that a balanced breakfast can: 
              • Improve test scores
              • Lower rate of absence and tardiness 
              • Reduce discipline problems and school nurse visits 
              • Help reduce childhood obesity and diabetes
              • Less hectic home routines 

2. How will the teacher determine who receives breakfast? 
    Each morning at 7:30am, the teacher will ask the students if they would like to order breakfast. They will be given the choice of white or chocolate milk. The following students will not be able to receive breakfast in the classroom: 
              • Students that are not in homeroom by 7:35am 
              • Students whose parents have elected to not let their child participate 

3. How do the meals get to the classroom? 
    One or two students from each class will be sent to the cafeteria with the breakfast order to pick up the meals in special baskets with a trash bag included. The trash will be taken to a designated area. Trash from the breakfast meal will not remain in the classroom. 

4. How does my child pay for breakfast? 
      If your child eats breakfast, they will need to have money in their account. Charges will be deducted from the student’s account after they receive the meal. You can go online to to view your students account, make payments with credit/debit card and view purchases. To use the online system you will need your child’s PowerSchool ID number which is found on parent portal or your school will provide this 9-11 digit number. 

5. Will this take up valuable classroom time? 
    No, breakfast will be eaten during morning work and activities. For this reason breakfast will end promptly at 8 am so that morning instruction can begin without delay. 

6. What kind of breakfast will my child receive? 
    Our goal is to provide a nutritious breakfast in the classroom. The Student Nutrition Department will choose menu items that are appealing to the students and meet nutrition requirements. We will also keep in mind ease of transport and crumbs and spills. All meals will include an entrée, fruit and choice of milk.

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