Second Chance Breakfast

With the Second Chance Breakfast (2CB) model, school breakfast is offered in the morning before school starts and during morning recess or snack/brunch break. 2CB is effective for serving students who, due to family schedules or transportation issues, are not able to eat in the morning before school begins. 2CB is also effective for students who are not hungry first thing in the morning, but do get hungry before lunch. 2CB is one strategy that helps bring the benefits of breakfast to all students.

By serving children when and where they are ready to eat, Second Chance Breakfast (2CB) benefits students and schools. CFPA's evaluation of breakfast programs in the Newark Unified School District shows that 2CB can improve school breakfast participation, support student health, and foster academic achievement all while bolstering a district's fiscal strength.

The full report of CFPA's evaluation details school site visits, stakeholder interviews, analyses of school meal participation data, and a review of financial records. The report, which addresses common barriers to Second Chance Breakfast, also includes policy recommendations to improve school breakfast and best practices for 2CB programs. An executive summary is available here.

Benefits of Classroom Breakfast and Second Chance Breakfast

Click here for a video describing the benefits and how-to's of Classroom Breakfast and Second Chance Breakfast. The video features students, teachers, custodial staff, administrators, and food services personnel discussing their experiences with innovative, after-the-bell school breakfast programs.

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Visit the A Toast to Breakfast page to see how schools are putting students and breakfast first with Second Chance!