Getting Parents Involved 

How to Engage Parents:

  • Include information about breakfast in the classroom in the packet of materials that go to parents at the beginning of the school year.
     

  • Invite parents to join students during breakfast in the classroom on a particular day.
     

  • Provide sample breakfast meals and promotional materials at "Back to School Night" or other school events.
     

  • Feature easy-to-access information about breakfast in the classroom on the school website including menus.

 

What Parents Can Do:

  • Join your school's wellness council and encourage the council to consider implementing breakfast in the classroom or grab and go service models to increase participation.
     

  • Talk to other parents at PTA meetings about the health and learning advantages of school breakfast.
     

  • Encourage your school and district leaders to work closely with elected officials to turn best practices into policy.