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Grab and Go Breakfast at Matheny-withrow Elementary School

Brett Dabbs,   Matheny-withrow Elementary School
Grab and Go – Anytime!

Our school was chosen to pilot the GRAB AND GO BREAKFAST in our school district. We tried to implement this program a few years ago, but had too many obstacles to overcome. So with district administration on board we started implementing this program. This year we decided to only start with K, 3rd and 4th grades. It has gone really well with those grade levels. We are going to try to add 2nd grade this spring. The kids are getting more learning time and are already seated ready for the day to start when the bell rings. Hopefully next year we will go school wide with this program. I know our district hopes to expand to other schools next year as well.

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

Challenges: Teachers and custodial staff didn't want kids eating in classrooms. Teachers would we breaking contact minutes with having to be with their kids an extra 20 to 30 minutes before school.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

I really hope we can take this program school wide next year. I really think there is so much research that supports this program.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We accomplished our goals by getting administration on board.