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5 fun menu items to inspire breakfast in the classroom

Banana split yogurt parfaits, French toast bakes, waffle bowls and more start the school day with a big boost of nutrition and flavor.

Breakfast in the classroom has been shown to increase test scores, concentration, alertness, memory, cognitive function and attention while decreasing tardiness, behavioral issues and absenteeism. The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) reported these correlations in a recent report on breakfast in the classroom, which looked at participation in the School Breakfast Program among low-income children in the last school year. On an average day, nearly 12.5 million low-income students participated in the program, a number that’s been steadily increasing.

That means breakfast inspiration is a must for the school foodservice pros who are serving students bright and early. Here are five cool ways to wake up your own school breakfast program.

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