A Brief History
A Reason to Celebrate
- Experience a decreased risk for overweight and obesity.
- Tend to eat healthier overall.
- Are more physically active.
- Miss fewer days of school.
- Achieve higher levels in reading and math.
- Perform better on standardized tests.
- Have improved concentration and memory.
- Encounter fewer behavioral issues.
Dig In to School BreakfastTM
- Promote and introduce a new breakfast item each day of that week. They’ll be excited, and you have an excuse to try possible future products.
- Provide a raffle ticket to each student who participates in breakfast each day of that week. Hold a raffle during lunch period, or announce the winner on Friday afternoon. The prize doesn’t have to be fancy. Kids love free school swag.
- Approach administration about making breakfast free for all students for the entire week. Getting a child to participate initially is the biggest battle of increasing your breakfast numbers. Just remember, someone has to reimburse for the “Paid” and “Reduced” meals if given free of charge, and it can’t be the nonprofit cafeteria account.
- Experiment with breakfast in the classroom. Better yet, set up a remote breakfast service location by the school’s main entrance. If you’re an i3 Education PaySchools client, a variety of tools are already available to you to ease the implementation process. PaySchools’ prepopulated reports and rosters can make classroom feeding, counting, and reporting a cinch, and their built-in software features can make mobile breakfast carts a financially feasible possibility.