When breakfast is served in the classroom, there are fewer nurse visits, decreased overall tardiness, and less behavioral problems in class.
Although many schools offer breakfast in the cafeteria, studies how that kids are more likely to actually eat breakfast when it is served in class. Often, there are transportation barriers to getting to school early. Or they may feel singled out if they eat while their friends play. Schools can get reimbursed for breakfast, however, the initial set up fee is not covered.
When a school begins the Breakfast in the Classroom program, a one-time investment has them set up. Because of our donor support, we are able to provide carts, hot and cold food bags, cleaning materials, and other items the school needs to easily transfer breakfast from the cafeteria to the classroom.
When breakfast is served in the classroom, there are fewer nurse visits, decreased overall tardiness, and less behavioral problems in class. Teachers can give hands-on lessons on the food groups and quality meals, offering an important educational experience and better relationship with food long term. We are giving children a better relationship with their food and a way to get the most out of their education, setting them up for success in life.
Vello virtual tutoring is reaching students in more classrooms and connecting even more volunteers to become part of the program.
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Character Playbook teaches kids about healthy relationships, problem solving, and how to discuss how they are feeling. This program is made possible thanks to EverFi and the Arizona Cardinals.
Reflections from Valley of the Sun United Way Board Chair, Jenny Holsman Tetreault
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