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School's Out, Food's In: Program Basics and Early Planning for Summer 2019

Join the No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices as we kick off our monthly summer meals webinar series with a review of key guidelines governing the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO). To begin, attendees will learn key similarities and differences between the two programs; discover how to determine program area eligibility within their communities; and receive information on meal pattern basics.

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School Breakfast Promotion Strategies

Getting the word out about school breakfast helps to ensure that more kids start the day with the fuel they need to learn, grow and thrive. This webinar will highlight a variety of marketing and promotion strategies to help you build awareness, generate excitement and ultimately increase school breakfast participation. Join us to learn how you can use contests & challenges, social media, posters & flyers, taste tests, special guests and more to promote the school breakfast program and increase participation.

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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, this webinar covers the start-up costs of BAB and how BAB is a revenue generator.

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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 talks through challenges as well as strategies and ideas, from snacks and shelf-stable suppers to hot meals. This webinar draws 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.