What do districts need to consider when implementing a breakfast after the bell program? The Partners for BIC developed these resources and tools to provide guidance for everything from menus to student activities to make your program a success.
Supporting Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
This best practice shows how social-emotional learning (SEL) can be incorporated into breakfast after the bell programs and the benefits that can result.
Tips for Teachers and Education Support Professionals Interested in Starting a Breakfast After the Bell Program
This best practice provides tips for teachers and education support professionals (ESPs) looking to incorporate breakfast after the bell programs and the benefits that can result.
A Louisiana Success Story
When devastating floods left more than 90 percent of Louisiana Parish families flooded and displaced, some of them homeless. Implementing breakfast in the classroom along with the Community Eligibility Provision increased participation from 35 percent to 80 percent, and allowed all students to eat school breakfast at no cost.
Large Equipment Investment
After almost a decade of granting experience it’s clear to the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom that equipment was and remains a significant barrier to implementing a successful breakfast after the bell program. Learn how two of our granted districts—Alexandria City Public Schools (VA) and Garfield Heights City Schools (OH) grant dollars to upgrade…
Branding + Marketing
In Houston County School District (GA), where breakfast after the bell is served for free in some schools but not others, a fresh approach was required. Student surveys and taste tests helped Houston County child nutrition staff create a fresh menu and accompanying marketing approach to maximize participation regardless of BIC model.
Scratch-Cooking for Breakfast After the Bell
Learn how three Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom districts—Austin Independent School District (TX), Charleston County School District (SC), and Garfield Heights City Schools (OH)—developed and implemented scratch- and speed-scratch items for their breakfast after the bell menus. Yes, recipes are included!
Breakfast After the Bell Frequently Asked Questions
This resource shares answers to frequently asked questions about breakfast after the bell models and implementation process
Livingston Parish School District--Breakfast After the Bell as Part of Healing a Community
See how one school district used breakfast after the bell as part of coming back from a devestating flood
Logan-Hocking School District--Getting Buy-in from Everyone
See how one school district worked to get the support and buy-in from all involved to create a successful breakfast after the bell program
Student Activities for Breakfast Time
Examples of activities and lessons for elementary and middle school grade levels to use during the breakfast after the bell period to support learning time Kindergarten Activity: Sort-A-Race Make a colorful recording chart with a row for each food group and post in the front of the classroom. Every day for a week during breakfast,…
100 Books to Read Over Breakfast
Examples of age appropriate books to read to students during the breakfast after the bell period
Austin Independent School District: Breakfast in the Classroom in a High School
See how one school district successfully implemented breakfast after the bell in a high school
Dallas ISD Case Study
Review a 14 page case study on PBIC funded district, Dallas Independent School District detailing the implementation of 14 elementary and middle schools during 2010-2011.
Memphis Case Study
Review a 14 page case study on PBIC funded district, Memphis City Schools detailing the implementation of 14 elementary and middle schools during 2010-2011.
Partners for BIC Breakfast Summit Proceedings
Review the proceedings from the Partners April 2019 Breakfast Summit.