Florida's What Works Contest

National School Breakfast Week: March 3-7, 2014

Purpose and Eligibility

The purpose of Florida’s “What Works” Contest is to encourage and reward outstanding practices in schools that go above and beyond during our recognition weeks. The theme set by SNA is “Take Time for School Breakfast” but schools are highly encouraged to use the “Huddle Up for Breakfast” materials during National School Breakfast Week. View resources at: http://www.flimpact.org/fsbp/huddleup.html

This contest is open to any school that is participating in the USDA School Breakfast Program during SY 13/14.

To Enter

Fill out the entry form [Microsoft Word Document 74.57 KB], being sure to answer the questions below, then attach at least one photo and any additional marketing documents that you used.
Please note if students in the photos do NOT have photography waivers.

• Describe how you promoted National School Breakfast Week to students:
• Describe students’ reaction to your promotion:
• Did you see an increase in participation during your promotion?
• If applicable, describe how you promoted National School Breakfast Week to parents, school staff and/or the general public and the reaction:
• Did you receive any press from your promotion?
• Did you use any material or ideas from the Huddle Up for Breakfast Guide Book in your promotions?
• Do you have anything else you want to tell us about your National School Breakfast Week promotion?
• What prize level are you applying for, primary or secondary? 

Send entries via e-mail or hard copy to Aimee Ashley by March 21, 2014 to be eligible.

Aimee Ashley
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness
600 South Calhoun Street (H2), Room 120
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Aimee.Ashley@FreshFromFlorida.com

Judging

Applications will be reviewed by the Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness and members of the Dairy Council of Florida. We will look at them based on the level of impact and use of creativity and innovation to promote breakfast to students.

Announcement of Winners

We will announce the winner via email to the contact person listed on the entry form. The winner will also be announced in the Thursday Update, on our website, and on our Facebook page.

Prizes

All winning entries will all receive a Huddle Up For Breakfast kit, which includes t-shirts, backpacks, highlighters and pencil sharpeners to be distributed during breakfast to students.

There will be first, second and third place prizes given in both the primary school division and the secondary school division. Prizes will be mailed to the contact person at the address indicated on the entry form.

Descriptions of the following prizes are available by downloading the pdf file [Adobe PDF Document 824.60 KB].

Primary School Division
1st Place Variety of Organ Wise Guys materials
Adventure to Fitness DVDs
Living Tower Garden
Huddle Up for Breakfast Prize Pack
2nd Place Variety of Organ Wise Guys materials
Adventure to Fitness DVDs
Growums
Huddle Up for Breakfast Prize Pack
3rd Place Variety of Organ Wise Guys materials
Adventure to Fitness DVDs
Nourishmat
Huddle Up for Breakfast Prize Pack
Secondary School Division
1st Place Living Tower Garden
Nourishmat
Growums
Huddle Up for Breakfast Prize Pack
2nd Place Nourishmat
Growums
Huddle Up for Breakfast Prize Pack
3rd Place Nourishmat
Huddle Up for Breakfast Prize Pack

If you have questions, please contact Aimee Ashley at (850) 617-7409 or Aimee.Ashley@FreshFromFlorida.com.

Tips and Resources

from Huddle Up for Breakfast Guide Book

Breakfast Contest Ideas

  • Go for the Grain: Fill a large jar with whole-grain cereal and students guess the ounces of cereal.
  • Got Milk? Fill a bottle with milk bottle caps brought from home and students guess how many are in the bottle.
  • Cheese, Please! Fill a container with orange and white counting cubes or wooden blocks and students guess how many cubes of “cheese.”
  • Be a Fruit and Veggie Detective: Cover a glass container so the inside can’t be seen. 
On the front, post clues that describe a fruit or vegetable. Have students submit their answers to the cashier. At the end of the week, reveal the answer by removing the cover on the glass and displaying the fruit or vegetable. The students that answered correctly go into a drawing for a prize.
  • Sticker Under the Tray Contest: Place a sticker randomly under certain trays. Students that have the lucky trays are given a small prize or get entered into a drawing for a larger prize.

Breakfast Event Ideas

  • Serve Breakfast for Lunch: This introduces students who each lunch at school to the breakfast menu. Highlight this in parent newsletters, morning announcements and menu boards so students know in advance.
  • Celebrities for Breakfast: Invite local celebrities to join your students for breakfast. Ideas could include local athletes, mascots, news reporters, the town mayor and councilmen.
  • Parents Breakfast: Hold a special event where parents are invited to join their 
child at school for breakfast to allow parents to see positive changes in school.
  • Sports Featured Breakfast: Choose different days to highlight different types of sports. Encourage students to wear favorite team shirts to breakfast.

Florida School Breakfast Week Winners

Winners for the "Florida's What Works Contest" for Florida School Breakfast Week 2013



Florida Farm to School Week

Winners of the "What Works Contest" for the 2013 Florida Farm to School Week