Jump Start School Breakfast

09-Oct-2019

Studies have shown that eating a healthy meal in the morning enhances academic performance, improves memory and increases energy. HIDOE is promoting breakfast participation and is working closely with principals and cafeteria staff to come up with innovative solutions to get parents and students excited about school breakfasts.

Benefits of eating breakfast for students

Fuels the brain

Improves health

Better concentration & focus

Increases student attendance

Better behavior, fewer mood swings

Improves social dynamics

Studies have shown that eating a healthy meal in the morning enhances academic performance, improves memory and increases energy. This is why HIDOE has established multiple public and private partnerships to promote breakfast participation at schools throughout the state. The Department’s School Food Services Branch (SFSB) is working closely with principals and cafeteria staff to come up with innovative solutions to get parents and students excited about coming to school early to eat breakfast. Moving forward, HIDOE has plans to expand breakfast participation by increasing engagement with schools, parents and the community. 

Image of 2019 Jump Start Breakfast informational flyerRecent News
  • A Breakfast Summit was held at Kapiolani Community College on May 8, 2019.  Students shared breakfast recipes with the Breakfast Leadership Team and discussed possible new menu options.
  • Fern Elementary held a breakfast sampling on Sept. 11, 2019. Schools serving disadvantaged students with the lowest breakfast participation rates will be asked to engage parents and students with an opportunity to sample breakfast offerings.
  • Development of a marketing plan and program website is underway. School year 2019-20 will bring a renewed emphasis to the importance and benefits of school breakfast.
  • Click here for the Jump Start Breakfast informational flyer.

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