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.
“Our school is not required under the law to offer Breakfast After the Bell, we just do it,” said Miguel Medel, Foodservice Manager at Abbott Middle School in Elgin School District U-46.
“We have been doing Breakfast After the Bell since before it was hip,” chuckled Kasia Sanchez, Director of the President’s Office at Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy.
“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.