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Ask the Expert: School Breakfast Edition

This school breakfast edition of “Ask the Expert” answers all of your burning questions about Breakfast After the Bell. Questions can cover a wide range of topics from basic implementation concerns to advanced menu planning. This webinar is appropriate for school nutrition directors and cafeteria managers, as well as No Kid Hungry campaign partners, or anyone interested in learning more about Breakfast After the Bell.

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Fueling Young Readers: Afterschool Meals at Libraries

Libraries provide a safe and enriching space for many students after the school day ends, which makes them a good fit to offer afterschool meals. This webinar will feature two sponsors that have found a way to turn libraries into afterschool meals sites as well as a library that serves meals year-round.

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School's Out, Food's In: Successful Partnerships to Strengthen Summer Meals Programming

Effective community partnerships are vital to make sure families know and trust summer meals programming in their communities, and that existing community assets such as enrichment programming, transportation, and funding are coordinated to maximize the impact of these programs. While program partnerships focused specifically on summer meals are essential, a systems-level approach may also provide benefits for summer meals in addition to a wider range of other programs or services.

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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 highlights a variety of marketing and promotion strategies to help you build awareness, generate excitement and ultimately increase school breakfast participation. 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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School's Out, Food's In: Program Basics and Early Planning for Summer 2019

This is the first webinar of our monthly summer meals webinar series! We review key guidelines governing the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO); 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. The webinar also highlights key elements of successful planning, with thought starters to help program sponsors and community organizations lay the groundwork for success in 2019.

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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.