Eating breakfast every morning helps students start the day on the right foot. Kick-Start with Breakfast offers nutrients that students need to reach new heights.
No child should start the day hungry. Studies show that eating breakfast can help math, reading and test scores. Breakfast also helps students pay attention in class, perform problem-solving tasks and improve memory. Serving breakfast in the classroom can help reduce tardiness and absences and help children behave better.
Kick-Start with Breakfast requires minimal work. A well-planned breakfast program runs smoothly. The teacher’s role can be as easy as putting cards in a bag, and custodians need only pick up bags when breakfast is over.
Ensuring that students eat breakfast helps create healthy habits for life. Children who eat breakfast tend to have more adequate nutrient intakes than those who don’t. Some studies have also indicated that eating breakfast on a regular basis reduces the risk of being overweight.
HOW IT WORKS
Student ID cards delivered to classroom
- No paperwork for teachers
- Compliant with regulations
Food bags delivered as students assemble in classroom
- Prompt delivery
- Hot entrees, student favorites
Cards exchanged by students for breakfast
- Remaining cards, food and milk left in bags and returned to food service
Trash bags filled by students and set outside classroom door
- Classroom cleanliness maintained
- Option for students to help
Trash bags picked up by custodial staff
- No food remaining in classroom
Leftover items and all cards left outside classroom door
- Picked up by cafeteria staff shortly after service
To find out if your school is eligible and to get started in the program, call Child Nutrition Services at 817.814.3500. Kick-Start with Breakfast supports students’ improvement in concentration, behavior and overall academic performance.