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Financial Benefits of Breakfast After the Bell

Most school nutrition departments are expected to be financially self-sufficient, often leaving directors balancing tight budgets with feeding students. Breakfast After the Bell has been shown to boost breakfast participation, which in turn boosts revenue. If you’ve ever wondered how BAB will impact your bottom line, join us as we discuss the start-up costs of BAB and how BAB is a revenue generator. You’ll hear directly from state agency and school district stakeholders as they share their fiscal experience with BAB.

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Menu Ideas to Boost Afterschool Meals Participation

Afterschool meals provide needed nutrition, but it can be difficult to put together menus that meet meal pattern requirements, align with sites' preparation and storage capacity, and appeal to kids and teens. This webinar will talk through challenges as well as strategies and ideas, from snacks and shelf-stable suppers to hot meals. This webinar will draw on the experience of a school district that sponsors both school and community sites as well as a non-profit sponsor that works with multiple vendors.

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Keeping Classrooms Clean: Breakfast After the Bell Logistics

If your school is planning to implement Breakfast After the Bell (BAB), you may be wondering how that will affect classrooms. This webinar highlights strategies for set up and clean up; the supplies that make clean up quick and easy; tips for developing a plan, establishing routine and maintaining communication; and the roles that school nutrition staff, teachers, custodians and students can play in keeping classrooms clean.

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Gaining Teacher & Principal Buy-in for Breakfast After the Bell

Principals and teachers are an essential part of a successful Breakfast After the Bell (BAB) program. Learn strategies for gaining buy-in from these crucial stakeholders; providing BAB training prior to implementation; maintaining communication to sustain your BAB program; and building a network of principal and teacher champions. This webinar is most appropriate for school nutrition directors, but anyone interested in learning more about gaining buy-in from teachers and principals for BAB has something to learn.

 

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No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Texting Dashboard

Discover a new tool for community advocates, program sponsors, and state agency administrators to leverage data from No Kid Hungry's summer meals texting hotline to support strategic planning and program outreach. As you plan for summer meals service in your community, join us to explore how data gleaned from the texting hotline can yield insights about when and where families seek information about sites in their community. The webinar recording will guide you in how to use the No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Texting Dashboard tool, while the link below will take you to the tool itself.

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Breakfast After the Bell Basics

New to "Breakfast After the Bell"? This webinar covers the basics. Learn about Breakfast After the Bell (BAB), why it’s the most effective model to increase school breakfast participation, and how you can plan to implement a successful BAB program. This webinar is best suited for school teachers, principals, and food service staff, but anyone interested in Breakfast After the Bell can learn something from this webinar.

 

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Go Where the Kids Are: Find Success with Supper this School Year

Serving afterschool meals through the CACFP can be a win for students, sponsors, and schools, but achieving strong supper participation can be a challenge. Learn the strategies of two successful school districts, such as Supper in the Classroom and delivering meals to activity groups. This webinar, made possible by No Kid Hungry’s Afterschool Meals partner Tyson Foods, Inc., offers helpful ideas on how to structure your program whether you’re a supper veteran or just thinking of piloting this year.

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Serve Summer Meals at Nontraditional Sites

In our last webinar of this year's "School's Out, Food's In" series, we will explore opportunities to extend meal service to migrant communities. Webinar attendees will first learn basic criteria for serving meals at migrant sites and then hear from providers who have pursued expanded service in this area.

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Summer Meals at Public Housing Facilities

Summer meal service at public housing sites has expanded greatly in recent years. At the same time, for this model to continue to grow, program sponsors must successfully identify and engage key decision-makers who can lend management support to meal service at sites. Learn about opportunities to work with state Rural Development offices, property management companies and site staff to implement this service model in communities you serve.

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Getting Ready for Breakfast After the Bell

Breakfast After the Bell models are the most effective ways to increase breakfast participation in schools and meet the needs of the students. Join us as we discuss the many things to think about when getting ready to implement a Breakfast After the Bell program, such as equipment, timeline, and troubleshooting.