Children who eat breakfast at the start of their school day have higher math and reading scores, have broader vocabularies, and perform better on standardized tests. They focus better and behave better. Children are less likely to be absent. They’re less likely to see the school nurse and less likely to be overweight.

The Breakfast in the Classroom initiative takes the traditional school breakfast approach and improves it with one key ingredient: the classroom. Breakfast becomes available to all children and it’s served after the opening bell. This maximizes participation.

Thinking about implementing breakfast in the classroom in your district or need more information about alternative breakfast models? The Breakfast Resource Center has a wealth of ideas to help inform and guide you in making the right choices for the children in your district.