The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have published a new free guide, “Breakfast Blueprint: Breakfast After the Bell Programs Support Learning.”
The “Breakfast Blueprint” is a guide focused on breakfast after the bell programs–such as breakfast in the classroom, “grab and go” breakfast and second chance breakfast–because they are increasingly popular, are well-researched and have successfully helped schools and districts improve students’ access to nutritious foods. These innovative models shift breakfast service from before the school bell to after, making morning meals available to more students. Combined with providing breakfast at no cost to all students regardless of income, breakfast after the bell eliminates stigma and increases convenience for students.
Download your free Breakfast Blueprint (.pdf) today!
Visit our Annual Directory page to download the latest information on this year’s opportunity to reach OSNA’s 600 school nutrition professionals!
Get details on the latest happenings in school nutrition and updated information on OSNA’s 2017 State Conference in the January 2017 edition of our e-newsletter, OSNA School Meal Scoop!
Check out the latest issue of our e-newsletter, OSNA School Meal Scoop!
To examine how school meal programs have encouraged good decisions among their students, the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project—a joint initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—commissioned a nationally representative sample of school nutrition department directors. The project also gathered insights on the survey data from a panel of school nutrition leaders whose districts are recognized for their success in serving healthy meals and snacks. The research makes clear that multiple strategies, particularly those that engage children’s creativity and invite their input, have helped instill healthy eating behaviors at schools across the country.
Click here to download the initiative’s new Fact Sheet: Schools Embrace Proven Strategies to Promote Students’ Healthy Eating (.pdf) to get the scoop on how nutrition directors encourage involving kids in food choices and expand meal service beyond the cafeteria.
Need equipment to update your cafeteria or promote/expand your school breakfast program? Fuel Up to Play 60 has grant funding, up to $4,000/school, to support academic success through school-wide healthy eating and physical activity initiatives.
Applications are open online until November 2, 2016 at www.fueluptoplay60.com.