If you are a parent, administrator, food service professional, or community member you are in the right place to learn about school breakfast and other child nutrition programs that provide food for students.
“Breakfast In the Classroom (BIC) has had a positive impact on attendance. More students eat breakfast than ever before and are excited about going into their classrooms in the morning. I love it,” said Wiley’s Principal, Candace Gwin.
Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois Commission to End Hunger, and the Rise & Shine Team sat down with Berwyn North School District 98 Officials for a Q&A on Lincoln Middle School’s Grab ‘N’ Go program.
When talking to school stakeholders about implementing Breakfast After the Bell, “we led with our district mantra: it is what’s best for our students and with that everyone got on-board,” said Dan Oberg, Director of Business Services for Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21.
At Lincoln Middle School about 130 students ate breakfast daily when it was served in the cafeteria before school started. Now that the school has a Grab ‘N’ Go program, close to 500 students eat breakfast daily.
“Simplicity is key here,” said Matthew Brue, Superintendent of Community Unit School District (CUSD) #202 when talking about the Grab ‘N’ Go breakfast program at Porta Junior/Senior High School in Petersburg Illinois.