Universal and Second Chance Breakfast
What is Universal Breakfast?
Universal Breakfast (offering meals free to all children) optimizes the impact of switching to an alternative breakfast model. The traditional means-tested school breakfast (in which the meal is free or the child pays, depending on family income) creates a sense among children that the program is just “for poor kids.” This deters participation by children from all income groups, including low-income children who most need the school meal. This is especially problematic in middle and high school as awareness of the social context grows. By offering breakfast at no charge to all children – and children, of course, are free not to participate – free breakfast for all ends the stigma, boosts participation among hungry children, and eliminates the burden of collecting fees.
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What is Second Chance Breakfast?
With the Second Chance Breakfast (2CB) model, school breakfast is offered in the morning before school starts and during morning recess or snack/brunch break. 2CB is effective for serving students who, due to family schedules or transportation issues, are not able to eat in the morning before school begins. 2CB is also effective for students who are not hungry first thing in the morning, but do get hungry before lunch. 2CB is one strategy that helps bring the benefits of breakfast to all students.
By serving children when and where they are ready to eat, Second Chance Breakfast benefits students and schools.
About our Breakfast & Lunch Vendor
PUC partners with Revolution Foods to provide fresh and healthy foods to students. Revolution Foods has been our partner in developing health awareness by leading workshops with our students and families, such as cooking demonstrations and nutrition workshops.
Revolution Foods serves high quality meals and snacks to students across the country. Their food is made by hand in regional culinary centers and delivered to our schools fresh daily.
Revolution Foods was founded in 2007 by two moms who wanted to make a difference in the lives of kids across the nation. The company believes that good nutrition is a cornerstone of providing our youth the nourishment they need to live successful lives, and that everyone deserves access to high quality, nutritious food.
Revolution Foods‘ mission is to build lifelong healthy eaters by making kid-inspired, chef-crafted food accessible to all.
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To learn more about Revolution Foods, visit their website at www.revolutionfoods.com.