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Classroom Breakfast Time

By
ROBERT THOMAS,   Bartram High School
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Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement,  Teamwork
Classroom Breakfast Time
As part of our partnership with the Urban Nutrition Initiative, we have created a Breakfast Bunch group which meets once a week. This group prepares a breakfast item each week to supplement breakfasts served by the cafeteria. Students can get up to three choices each week such as an egg white omelet, smoothie or healthy style pancakes.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Both students and teachers worked together to create the Breakfast Bunch group. The adults included Miss Julia who helped supervise the activities using resources from the Urban Nutrition Initiative. Each team was lead by a student while the adults were the facilitators to guide students when necessary.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Many more students have been eating breakfast now. The daily percentage of eating breakfast among students has risen from 20 to 45 % each day. Students like having better choices for breakfast and they also like that they can still get a breakfast item past the time when it is served. Many students miss breakfast because they don't get to school in time.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Goals were accomplished because we all worked together towards the goal of implementing a healthy breakfast in an orderly manner and with serving fresh ingredients. We had to stay organized and be focused which helped in the process.