Increasing breakfast participation is an important aspect of school breakfast, and one that we are frequently asked to address here at Beyond Breakfast. If you are looking for ways to increase breakfast participation at your school, we invite you to try these new “Fuel Up to Play 60 Breakfast Plays,” which are brought to you through a partnership between the School Nutrition Association and our friends at the National Dairy Council.
Getting parents and students excited about school breakfast is an important aspect of increasing your school’s breakfast participation. These “Breakfast Plays” are designed to help make breakfast foods available outside the cafeteria, and include “grab-and-go” options, picnics, special breakfast events, and more.
About Fuel Up to Play 60
If you aren’t familiar with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, click here to learn more about how to get started and to order your starter kit. You will find everything you need to know about Fuel Up to Play 60, as well as a PowerPoint presentation for you to share with stakeholders in your school or district; you will also find information on earning CEUs with FUTP60.
Another great FUTP60 resource is the School Nutrition Toolkit. Learn how the Fuel Up to Play 60 program can help enhance your school nutrition program, and get all of your stakeholders involved: students, parents, teachers, and administrators, as well as the local community.
About Breakfast Plays
You will find information on the Breakfast Plays here, as well as on the Fuel Up to Play 60 website. The breakfast plays are designed to highlight the fact that eating a healthy breakfast may help students perform better on tests, improve daily attendance, and increase class participation. Bringing breakfast outside the cafeteria can help increase access, and thus participation, in school breakfast.
About Expanding Breakfast
Another excellent Fuel Up to Play 60 resource is the Expanding Breakfast Resource Page. Learn about different delivery models, find an FAQ section, read key studies that speak to the importance of school breakfast, and download extras like backpack brochures and school breakfast fact sheets to share with students and parents.