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In a rush? Simplify your mornings with school breakfast.

For a lot of kids, breakfast is a challenge—rushed morning routines, lack of enough food at home, or just not being hungry for an early-morning meal—and that challenge can add up to a lot of hungry kids at school. Breakfast is the most important meal fo the day, and Student Nutrition Services offers school breakfast 30 minutes before the bell rings at all* SFUSD schools. However, breakfast can be a challenge-- rushed morning routines, lack of enough food at home, or just not being hungry for an early-morning meal, unable to make it in time for school breakast-- and that challenge can add up to a lot of hungry students at school.

“It’s not enough to just offer students a nutritious breakfast; we must also work together to remove obstacles that prevent students from eating this important meal,” says Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh. "With more options for when and where they can eat at school, more of our students are well fed and able to focus on learning." SFUSD's Student Nutrition Services has been tackling this issue for several years and is embracing multiple strategies to deliver breakfast in ways that work best for students.

SFUSD’s nutrition services has been tackling this issue for several years and is embracing multiple strategies to deliver breakfast in ways that work best for students.

"It's not enough to just offer students a nutritious breakfast; we must also worktogether to remove obstacles that prevent students from eating this importantmeal." -- Superintendent Myong Leigh

Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC)

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast in the Classroom  is served directly in the classroom after the opening bell.  after the opening bell directly in the classroom. This approach makes it easier for all children to easily participate. Instructors can teach, start Do Nows, have silent reading time, or collect homework as students eat.

BIC is currently at 15 schools (and counting!), including seven elementary, five middle, and three high schools in SFUSD. On average, SFUSD schools see breakfast participation increase from 17% to over 65% in the first year.

San Francisco, Let's Have Breakfast! (Video Clip) (3:20)

 

Second Chance Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Second Chance Breakfast is offered in the morning before the start of school and again during morning recess or nutrition break. It’s effective for serving students who, due to family schedules or transportation issues, are not able to eat in the morning before school begins, as well as for students who are not hungry first thing in the morning but do get hungry mid-morning.

Currently, six schools have implemented Second Chance Breakfast into their school day.

Grab n Go Breakfasts allows students to pick up their breakfast from central locations throughout the school - such as right in front of the main doors, in a main hallway, or out in the courtyard - and eat it where they choose. This breakfast model provides a great deal of flexibility for schools based on their individual needs.

The Grab n Go model is currently implemented in one middle and five high schools in SFUSD.

Grab 'n' Go breakfasts at Washington HS (2:51)

Breakfast menu

SFUSD offers hot and cold breakfast options at schools - depending on the breakfast model at each individual school - that are both nutritious and popular among students. Some items include: bagels with cream cheese, pancakes and turkey sausages, french toast sticks, wholegrain crackers and glueten-free cereal, yogurt and more! To see what breakfast is offer every day, take a look at the Breakfast menus here.

If you have questions or would like more information on the expanded breakfast programs, please contact us at schoolbreakfast@sfusd.edu or 415-749-3604.