Well it’s that time of year again…..cleaning out the cupboards of your Breakfast Clubs! If you haven’t already done so, next week it may be a good idea to host a special year end school wide breakfast to get rid of all your breakfast items – especially if you have lots of fresh and frozen fruits, milk, cheeses and bread on hand. We know the importance that having breakfast has on children’s ability to learn and think, so although there are only a few days of school left, please make sure you still have some foods on hand during breakfast time – there are always those few kids that will need it, even on the last day of school. Remember if you’re shopping in the next few days, shop smart and only purchase foods you will need!
Here are some suggestions that can help you use the foods you have left in your KES Club:
- If you have lots of cereal on hand, prepare some small baggies of dry cereal for kids to grab- and- go. Have them in the classrooms next week for kids to snack on if you don’t think they will all be used during breakfast time.
- If you have lots of fruit (fresh or frozen) make some smoothies by adding some of the extra milk, yogurt or juice that you have on hand as well.
- Next week, during the last week of school, provide your students with grab-and-go options as it’s much easier to buy smaller amount of foods that maybe used quickly. Set this up where all students can see it when they walk through the school doors, they are more likely to avail of it then.
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador