Cardinal Community School District, Eldon, Iowa
Cardinal Community School District
Cardinal serves a second chance grab-and-go-style breakfast (milk, juice, cereal/breakfast bar, raisins, craisins, fruit puree tubes, etc.) after the first period bell and before the second period bell by the library in its grades 6-12 building, where the 6-8 and 9-12 hallways meet. That way, students can eat on the way to class or finish in the first few minutes of second period. The result has been a jump in breakfast participation of around 30 percent since the program began last October.
Manassas City (Va.) Public Schools
Manassas City Public Schools
Manassas runs second chance breakfast through mobile kiosk units and the cafeteria at three school sites encompassing grades 5-12. Typically, the program is offered between first and second periods, with menu combos such as yogurt and fruit, whole-grain muffin and fruit, and cereal bar and string cheese. The menus are determined with student input. Recently, the district received the VA Breakfast Challenge Award from the first lady of Virginia for its program at Metz Middle School.
Pequot Lakes (Minn.) School District
Pequot Lakes School District
Second chance breakfast at Pequot Lakes is served between the first and second school hours in the district’s middle/high school building cafeteria, and is free to all students. The menu includes banana, blueberry and zucchini bread; strawberry and grape Uncrustables; Pop Tarts; an assortment of cereal, yogurt, cheese sticks, fruit, juice and milk; plus the day’s hot “first breakfast” selection already plated to keep the line moving. The program has boosted breakfast counts about 7,000 a month since its April launch and will be expanded next fall with two mobile carts set up in high-traffic areas.
Pine Tree (Texas) ISD
Pine Tree ISD
Pine Tree’s program gives students at the junior and high school campuses a second chance to get breakfast in a 10-minute window between their first and second period classes. The grab-and-go-type meals include selections like yogurt and granola, strawberry pancakes, sausage roll, pancake and sauce on a stick, cinnamon bun bites, breakfast burritos, sausage and biscuit and whole-wheat Honey Bun, all served with fruit, juice and milk.
Siloam Springs (Ark.) Public Schools
Siloam Springs Public Schools
Siloam Springs holds an “encore” breakfast for 30 minutes between first and second periods at its high school during which the students can get a grab-and-go breakfast and report to a homeroom teacher or get some extra help in a particular class with it. The typical menu consists of smoothies, fresh/dried/prepackaged fruits, breakfast sandwiches or burritos, yogurt, juice and milk.
Kearney (Mo.) School District
Kearney School District
In 2014, Kearney High School Assistant Principal Erek Noland and Kitchen Manager Brenda Barnes worked with OPAA! Food Management to begin offering a grab-and-go second chance breakfast between the first and second school hours daily. A mobile cart of options is displayed in the high school commons to make it easy for students to grab as they are passing between classes. Typical menus include smoothie and muffin, breakfast pizza and juice and fruit/yogurt parfait with muffin.