Chair: Caitlyn Peacock
Ace Padian, TBNTEH
Lynn Geist, Food Nutrition Services, Pinellas County SchoolsJudith Warren, Juvenile Welfare Board
Lori Matway, Associate Superintendent, Pinellas County Schools
Judith Warren, JWB
Lori Nelson, Florida Dairy Council
Mission: to help end childhood hunger by increasing breakfast availability to all children in Pinellas County.
Goal: to increase breakfast participation by implementing the alternate breakfast models in public schools.
Objective: implement alternate breakfast models in 4 schools during the 2016-2017 School Year.
Project Description: Using proven alternate breakfast models to increase breakfast participation for students on free and reduced lunches. Goal: to get breakfast participation to 70% of lunch participation for all participating schools. Progress notes: TBNEH was able to secure funding for 4 breakfast carts. These carts will be purchased through the FNS Pinellas County Schools and the program will begin during Spring of 2017.
The alternative breakfast models help increase breakfast participation so students are able to eat before starting their school day, which in turn helps them learn. The three alternative breakfast models are (1) breakfast to go; (2) breakfast in the classroom; and (3) the second chance breakfast.
The TBNEH partnership with the Juvenile Welfare Board, Pinellas County Schools, and Food Nutrition Services is aiming to increase breakfast participation to 70 percent in the Pinellas County schools that pilot the program.
Here is the breakfast video below that we are going to share with Principals to help engage them in our efforts: