Evaluation is a key part of expansion and change in food service programs. Confirmed by research, breakfast improves student performance, attendance, and reducing tardiness and disciplinary problems.
Tracking relevant statistics is useful in garnering continued support for your program. As we’ve discussed throughout, since breakfast requires more support from school-based administration than lunch, tracking the data that is pertinent to them, like shifts in tardiness or nurses visits is a good way to garner continued support. Here is a breakfast program evaluation guide from the USDA.
Evaluation also presents the opportunity to measure your progress and set new goals for the future. If you piloted breakfast in one school to create a training ground, you will have gathered valuable information to continue your expansion.
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