Thursday, December 12, 2013

Morning warmups part of new on-campus breakfast program

On these winter mornings, what better way to take the chill off than to drink a warm cup of hot cocoa? Now offered at most secondary schools, the hot cocoa  is served to students as part of the breakfast meal. Yogurt, fruit and granola parfaits and fruit smoothies will also be added in the coming weeks.
Morning Break at Kearny High
One of three milk-related menu items that are being added to the secondary menu as part of a grant from the Anita Bosch Milk Fund through the San Diego Foundation that encourages children to drink milk.

“These two grants have given us a great opportunity to expand our breakfast menu for secondary school students," said Gary Petill, Food Services Director. "The kids are already enjoying the hot chocolate and yogurt parfaits and smoothies are next.”

The new menu items will be part of Food and Nutrition Services new breakfast theme called Morning Break Café.

Designed to carry on the SanDi Coast Café theme of the secondary school lunch programs, the design and signage for Morning Break Café was funded through grants from the California Department of Education and the Community Transformation Grant.

Morning Break Café is being launched in an effort to encourage more secondary school students to eat breakfast. Students of this age often skip the most important meal of the day which can give them the energy they need to be at the top of their game, both mentally and physically.

For more information, contact Norma Johnson, food service program specialist at
This project was funded by a grant from the Anita Bosch Milk Fun of the San Diego Foundation.The San Diego Foundation