Expansion of “Healthy Breakfast After the Bell”

NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids-Camden has partnered with the Camden Public School District and Aramark, its food service provider, to expand the universal breakfast program by providing alternative breakfast serving methods. We piloted the program at Forest Hill School (K-6) in September 2012 which yielded a participation rate from 52% to 71% by the end of the school year.

Our second pilot school, R.C. Molina School (K-8) rolled out its “Healthy Breakfast After the Bell” program in January 2013 and quickly accomplished its goal in 1 month. Its breakfast participation rate in 4 weeks increased from 54% to 85%. Molina’s quick success is attributed to strong leadership and complete buy-in from teachers and staff. Meetings between the principal, school staff and Aramark began before the program was implemented.

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