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Andover Central Middle School Rocks Breakfast

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neil broderick,   Andover Central Middle School
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Andover Central Middle School Rocks Breakfast

Andover Central Middle School students are excited that they are served smoothies three days a week. A variety of smoothies are offered with whole grain muffins for a reimbursable meal. The breakfast cart has gotten the attention of students that were not participating in the breakfast program. The students are taking the opportunity to have a nutritious breakfast to get them ready for their big day.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Andover Central Middle School students are excited that they are served smoothies three days a week. A variety of smoothies are offered with whole grain muffins for a reimbursable meal. The breakfast cart has gotten the attention of students that were not participating in the breakfast program. The students are taking the opportunity to have a nutritious breakfast to get them ready for their big day.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

There were several challenges we faced in order to implement the Breakfast Anytime, Anywhere grant. There were meetings with administration and staff advising them that smoothies would have to be served 3 times weekly and we requested that they be offered in various places. There were concerns regarding spills and the solution was to find a squatter cup with a lid. Now everyone is enjoying breakfast anytime, anywhere.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

The smoothies really sell themselves. The breakfast cart is utilized during lunch as well as at breakfast and serves as a reminder that they will want to get a smoothie the next day. We also plan to continue marketing the smoothies so students have the option to grab a quick nutritious start to their day.