A key part of expansion and change in our food service programs is evaluation. Breakfast is identified in research as improving 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 for you to measure your progress and set new goals for the future. If you piloted breakfast in one school with the intent of creating a training ground for best practices, you will have gathered valuable information to continue your expansion.
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BREAKFAST TOOLS & RESOURCES
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