I’m not really into eating chicken for breakfast. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I ate chicken in the morning. Actually, I take that back. I did have chicken sausage links for Sunday brunch. I appreciate that meal planners are changing it up and not serving the beef all the time. I want to take pictures of all of the breakfasts I see, but I’m not going to take a picture every day because it’s too intrusive.
The lunch staff are working insanely hard to get the kids their breakfasts every morning. They have been looking stressed and tired and incredibly busy. I know they believe in their work and so do I. It’s important that the kids eat. I think that the logistics of breakfast are worse than the preparation for lunch. Here’s why:
- Breakfast is served to the kids at the same time while lunch is staggered over several shifts.
- Breakfasts are eaten all over the school while school lunch is eaten in the cafeteria.
- There are two different choices, one hot and one cold, for breakfast while at lunch there is one main hot entree.
Breakfast in the classroom generates a lot of waste. Each classroom fills up and throws out one large garbage bag every morning. That adds up quickly. I haven’t seen any cockroaches since the start of the breakfast program, but I have seen cockroaches in my school in the past. In my room I’ve seen cockroaches on two occasions. First I saw a dead one. (I just shivered) Then about a year later I saw one that was moving slowly across the floor. (I shivered again) Anyway, I’m a wimp and I had to get a coworker to help me get rid of it. One of my coworkers once saw cockroaches coming out of a student’s backpack. I’m telling you this only so that you know that bugs have been a problem, but I think most classrooms are taking precautions to be as clean as possible with the students’ breakfasts.
I still feel good about the program because I know I need to eat something for breakfast or I’m not good for much.