Traditional school breakfast models can be limiting to students if breakfast is only offered in the cafeteria before the first bell. An effective, alternative method of boosting breakfast participation is to make it a part of the school day via the Grab and Go breakfast model.
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This weekend, I’m packing my bags and heading to sunny Florida for the National Education Association Education Support Professionals (NEA ESP) National Conference. This is one of my favorite conferences because it highlights the important roles ESPs play in transforming schools and communities.
The following post is written by NEA Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss. As we take time during the school year to celebrate special observances and individuals, I couldn’t resist in lending my voice to promote National School Breakfast Week. It’s a yearly event where we not only honor the important men and women who help serve and… Read more »
We love school breakfast and Breakfast in the Classroom — and we know educators do, too! Whenever we help roll out a Breakfast in the Classroom program in a school or district, we hear so much positive feedback from all of the staff who are involved. Students who eat breakfast are more attentive in class, and learning… Read more »
Too often, through no fault of their own, students arrive at school without having their basic needs met. Educators know that you cannot teach a child until their basic needs are met, which includes relief from hunger.
It’s mid-morning in the classroom. One student has just walked in late. Another child’s stomach grumbles loudly. Yet another student raises her hand and asks to go to the nurse – she has a headache and stomachache. The students are fidgety, and many of them aren’t able to concentrate on the lesson. While there could… Read more »
This fall, we launched the Challenge to End Student Hunger alongside NEA Member Benefits and Bank of America. The goal was to raise awareness about student hunger in America and its impact on school success, and to support the student hunger-related work of NEA members, schools and local/state affiliates through an awards program.
Secondary school principals across the nation are rallying around a new take on the School Breakfast Program called “Breakfast after the Bell”. In fact, 87% of principals who implemented the program believe that other principals should explore launching a similar program. Echoing the results of the Elementary school report that the Food Research and Action… Read more »