Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Food Insecurity/Food Assistance
Intervention Type: PSE Change.
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: School (Learn)
Target Audience: High School
- Tools for Getting Started
- School breakfast team forms
- Tools to explore and set school breakfast goals
- Background videos for school breakfast teams
- Marketing Resources
- General marketing resources
- Free and reduced-meal promotion
- Breakfast posters and sample breakfast videos
- Best Practices and Menu Ideas
- Evaluation Forms
Published research includes:
- A pilot study to expand the school breakfast program in one middle school
- Project breakFAST Publications, Reports, Presentations and Other Resources
- Project breakFAST Final Report
Evidence-based Approach: Research-tested
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Environmental Settings||ST5, ST7||MT5||LT5, LT7, LT8,|
|Sectors of Influence||MT9|
- ST5c: 16 of 16 schools indicated readiness for change by agreeing to participate in the Project breakFAST study.
- ST7a: 8 of 8 intervention schools had active school breakfast teams. In the follow-up wave, 8 of 8 control schools had active school breakfast teams.
- ST7b: School breakfast teams met for approximately 9 months to plan, implement, and evaluate a grab and go breakfast. The number of members and meetings varied depending on the schools.
- ST7c: Based on lessons learned in Wave 1, the 4 Wave to intervention schools were facilitated by an Extension staff person. An outside facilitator helped keep the team on task and ensured the action plan was being followed.
- MT5a: 8 of 8 intervention schools made at least one change in practice. This was also true in the follow-up wave.
- MT5b: Total number not collected.
- MT5c: 8 of 8 intervention schools changed the foodservice system to bring breakfast out of the cafeteria and into where students congregate and changed systems to allow for a second chance breakfast after first period. This was also true in the follow-up wave.
- MT5d: 8 of 8 intervention schools changed the environment to add a grab and go breakfast cart in student hallways. This was also true in the follow-up wave.
- MT5e: 8 of 8 intervention schools conducted a breakfast marketing campaign to promote the new grab and go breakfast. This was also true in the follow-up wave.
- MT9h: An estimated 7800 students had increased access to school breakfast at the 8 intervention schools. In the follow-up wave an estimated 6300 students had an increased access to school breakfast at the 8 control schools.
- LT5a: 12 of the 16 schools in Project breakFAST continued to offer the grab and go breakfast 2 years later based on information found on the school website.
- LT7a: School Wellness Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (2017). 1st Place Central Region and 1st Place Minnesota for Project BreakFAST: Making a Difference in School Wellness.
- LT8a: 1 news paper article
- Student survey on participation in school breakfast, attitudes regarding breakfast, and barriers to breakfast
- Manual of Procedures for obtaining height, weight, and BMI measurements
- School provided data: breakfast purchases, attendance, and academic performance, and number of disciplinary events in school for all 9th and 10th graders
- Fidelity checklist
- Qualitative interview questions
*Updated as of August 20, 2023