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Healthy Breakfast for All

Erica Phelps,   Robinson Elementary School
Access to Healthy Foods
Healthy Breakfast for All

Our district food service director approached our FUTP 60 team about a school breakfast promotion around National School Breakfast Week. She wanted to offer a fruit, yogurt, and granola parfait bar and an oatmeal and fruit bar to see how students would accept these choices. The team was up for the challenge of promoting this via posters and announcements. They invited the superintendent who came and ate along with students. They served food, gauged acceptance, and met up to discuss observations. The fruit, yogurt and granola bar was better accepted than oatmeal.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The students met with the food service director to learn about ingredients and how to promote the foods. They approached staff and administrators to serve them breakfast.

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

We were not awarded funding in November. This school is in its 3rd year with FUTP 60 and we didn't want to lose momentum. We pitched the idea to our local hospital and they came forward with funding to make this happen. Collaboration was key!

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

With the funding assistance, we were able to offer complete breakfasts to all students and staff. This allowed kids who typically don't eat breakfast at school to see what it's all about. It was very well received by students, parents, and staff.