Breakfast in the Hallway is the best way to ensure all students can start their day off right: with a healthy school breakfast.
Making School Breakfast a Priority
An estimated 6.8 million children ages 10 to 17 struggle with not having enough to eat, with 2.9 million experiencing very low food security. Many of these kids start their school day on an empty stomach – causing them to become distracted more easily, their grades can suffer and they’re more likely to miss class. Implementing a Breakfast in the Hallway Program can help ensure that these kids have access to the food they need to learn and thrive.
Research reflects that students who eat breakfast each day, on average, score more than 17% higher on math tests and are 20% more likely to graduate than students who don’t eat breakfast at all.
The Traditional School Breakfast Model
The traditional school breakfast model – which offers breakfast in the cafeteria – is often operated too early for students to participate. The most challenging part of serving breakfast at school is that students arrive at different times. Teenagers skip breakfast the most because they frequently get to school just before classes start. That’s why it’s important to provide an alternative option – one that makes it hard for students to skip the morning meal.
Breakfast in the Hallway
Breakfast in the Hallway is designed to allow students to meet and greet friends while enjoying a quick, “Grab and Go” breakfast. The key is to make eating breakfast as convenient as possible. Hallway breakfast is typically set up in the corridor so that the aroma entices students as they enter the building. For maximum impact, schools should consider serving breakfast before, during and after the first bell in the morning.
Almost 1/3 of school nutrition programs have indicated that breakfast participation increased by 20% or more as a result of offering breakfast through hallway carts.
Breakfast in the Hallway Solution
Equipment can make all the difference in the success of your Hallway Breakfast Program. The equipment you choose to execute delivery will determine the types of food you can prepare, hold and serve. In any case – flexibility, mobility and accessibility are very important. HUBERT® checked all of those boxes when designing the Hallway Breakfast Cart.
Key Features Include:
- Adjustable slanted shelf displays food within reach for easy access
- Well accommodates 3 full size food pans
- Interior space stores replenishment items
- Drop leaf offers additional space for POS system
- Heavy-duty casters ensure easy mobility
- Various accessory options provide flexibility to meet your unique needs
The HUBERT® High-Volume Breakfast Cart is another option for schools with a large student base or longer meal routes.
Ultimately, eating breakfast at school won’t make kids smarter – but it will put healthier, more engaged students in those desks every morning. With the right equipment, you can make healthy breakfast options accessible to hungry students and help them stay full and focused throughout the day.