Classroom Activity

Initiative Description: The 30-minute workout time starts as soon as students arrive at school on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 a.m. Breakfast tables have been replaced by a series of fitness stations, where kids rotate through a balanced, full-body workout.

Study Results: Fewer students refered to the nurse’s office complaining of health issues. And, according to statewide teacher surveys, Breakfast in the Classroom has had a positive impact on students’ productivity and classroom behaviors.

Reference: Classroom Breakfasts and Fun Workouts Prepare Helena, MT Elementary Students for a Healthy, Productive School Day. (2018). JOPERD: The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 89(2), 3–4.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good