Breakfast in the Classroom
Students will eat breakfast in their classroom after the official start of the school day. Students or staff deliver breakfasts to classrooms from the cafeteria via coolers or insulated rolling bags. Breakfast in the Classroom takes 15 minutes on average. Moving Breakfast After the Bell and into the classroom makes breakfast accessible for all students. Participation increases to an average of 73%.
Grab and Go
With Grab & go models, students pick up convenient pre-packaged breakfast either in the cafeteria, or from mobile carts in high traffic areas, such as hallways, entryways or cafeterias. Students can eat in the classroom, common areas, or elsewhere after the bell has rung. On average, schools that begin this program see a 63% breakfast participation. This model can work in elementary and secondary schools.
Second Chance Breakfast
Students eat breakfast during a break in the morning, often between first and second period or midway between breakfast and lunch. Schools can serve breakfast using a Grab & go model, or they can open the cafeteria to serve breakfast during the break. Second Chance Breakfast can be effective for middle or high school students who may not be hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to socialize with friends.
There are many ways to expand your programs and increase participation. These added programs may be supported by Dairy West. We can work side by side with you, providing the resources to ensure success.
Hot Chocolate Milk
Hot chocolate milk is an easy way to add a specialty drink to your menu. This will increase your participation, especially on cold mornings. We offer, to qualifying schools, a kick-off package as well as equipment to provide you a trendy addition to school mornings.
Students are looking for a coffee shop feel in cafeterias. Being able to grab a latte or smoothie as they head into school means the cash flow stays in your program. Your Dairy West Consultant will work closely with you to show you our cutting-edge marketing package and equipment needed to add this impactful line to your school.
Optimizing School Meals
These days, grab-and-go lunch and mobile options are essential. Let us guide you through the multiple options available to qualifying schools to increase efficiency, mobility, and food safety.
Create a Custom Plan
Not finding what you’re looking for? Your Dairy West Consultant can help you develop a plan that meets your district’s specific needs. We look forward to partnering with you.
Have a Need that is Not Disctrict-Wide?
Grant funding may be available through Fuel Up to Play 60. To Qualify for funding, schools must:
Enroll in Fuel Up to Play 60.
Have a registered Program Advisor.
Participate in the National School Lunch Program.
Idaho Breakfast Cohort
Dairy West is working closely with the Idaho State Department of Education and No Kid Hungry to expand breakfast at chosen pilot sites. Participation in this program has increased at all of the pilot schools. New pilot sites will be chosen by the Breakfast Cohort as Dairy West continues efforts to expand Breakfast After the Bell in Idaho. For more information, visit the ISDE website.
Utah Start Smart Website
Dairy West partnering with the Utah State Board of Education, No Kid Hungry, and the Utah Breakfast Expansion Team to change how school breakfast looks across the state. This team has worked to make breakfast available for all schools. Breakfast After the Bell has been added to many Utah schools, with more to come. For more information, visit the Start Smart Utah website.