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School Breakfast Changes Lives
2017_02_Miles Jones Elem-BIC-Super Snacks60
School Breakfast Changes Lives
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Alternative Breakfast Models Serve More Kids

Making breakfast a seamless part of the school day can have a huge impact on kids. Moving it out of the cafeteria and into the classroom, serving after first period, or offering grab and go are all innovative – and proven – ways to get more kids eating the food they need to thrive.

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Impact of School Breakfast Participation

Kids score better
on tests

Schools are calmer

Kids are healthier

Teachers have more time for instruction

Kids do better academically

School nutrition programs have greater revenue

Nebraska Breakfast Model Participation Averages

Breakfast in
the Classroom

Grab and Go 

Other Alternative Breakfast Models

Traditional Cafeteria





Source: Nebraska Department of Education SY 18-19 Participation Data

Students eat breakfast in their classroom after the official start of the school day. Students or staff deliver breakfasts to classrooms from the cafeteria via coolers or insulated rolling bags. Breakfast in the Classroom takes 15 minutes on average.

Students pick up conveniently packaged breakfasts from mobile service carts in high traffic areas that are convenient to students, such as hallways, entryways or cafeterias. Students can eat in their classroom or in a common area before and after the bell has rung.

Schools may employ a combination of alternative breakfast models to meet the needs of their students, including Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go Breakfast and/or Second Chance Breakfast where students eat breakfast during a break in the morning, often between first and second period or midway between breakfast and lunch.

Students eat breakfast in the cafeteria prior to the start of the official school day.

Percentage of Nebraska Schools Serving Alternative Models SY18-19:

  • Breakfast in the Classroom: 1%
  • Grab and Go: 23%
  • Other (including Second Chance): 3%
  • Traditional: 56%
  • No Breakfast: 17%