Apple cinnamon graham crackers, string cheese, OJ and milk
Today’s breakfast example appears to be a little on the small side. I guess it would be small for an adult, but not a child. Yesterday morning I was running late and only had time to grab a KIND bar as I was leaving the house. So the breakfast pictured above might be better than what I ate by some standards.
I like that the kids are getting string cheese, which is a favorite food for kids and gives them a little protein. What I’m less crazy about is the processed bar/graham/cracker/cookie. Without knowing the ingredients, I can’t say whether the crackers contain whole grains or refined flour or who knows? I can only guess.
On the upside, this breakfast can be consumed quickly and it doesn’t require silverware. One of the arguments from people who disagree with the breakfast in the classroom program is that it cuts into instructional time. Overall, the kids eat their breakfast efficiently and I don’t see a negative impact. The bottom line is that it’s hard to teach a hungry kid. The transition has been easy: having breakfast in the classroom is just an accepted part of the morning routine now.