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Bag It and Go!

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Lisa A Pennington,   Waynesville Elementary School
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We have just started a program where children that either come in on a late bus or are dropped off by a parent come in and grab a pre-bagged breakfast and take it back to the classroom, where they can enjoy it during the Pledge, etc. This has added 20% to our elementary breakfast program in just two weeks! The kids love it, the teachers have given their stamp of approval, and it's a really nice little breakfast including a bagel, yogurt, sliced apples, and juice cup. Win-win for everyone!

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

Just getting the teachers on board and realizing it wouldn't cut in to any of their class time was really the biggest challenge we faced.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We went to a teacher meeting, presented our idea and asked for a trial run. They gave us one week and we worked with the kids to make it happen.