LAUSD BIC PRINCIPAL - Los Angeles Unified School District

Food Services Division
Breakfast in the Classroom
(BIC) 2012
Purpose and Benefits of BIC
Missing breakfast and experiencing hunger impair a child’s
ability to learn:
Eating breakfast at school:
Show increased errors and have slower memory recall 1,2
Behavioral, emotional and academic problems are more
Helps children perform better on standardized tests
Show improved cognitive functions, attention, and memory
Has a positive effect on overall nutrition
BIC yields positive results:
Shows decrease in absenteeism and tardiness rates
Additional revenue can save hundreds of jobs for school
Percentage of revenue will be given back to the schools
At the end of this training school
administrators and teachers will be:
● Knowledgeable on the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies and
procedures on the School Breakfast Program
● Knowledgeable on California Department of
Education’s (CDE) Breakfast In the Classroom
(BIC) implementation and participation
● Trained on how to identify a reimbursable meal
for breakfast program
● Trained on the concept of point of service and
accurately document meals served using the
class roster
● Aware of the role you will play in the success of
the BIC program
School Districts Participating in the
Breakfast In the Classroom Program
Oakland Unified School District
Compton Unified School District
San Diego Unified School District
New York Public Schools
Houston Independent School District
Chicago Public Schools
Taken from SDUSD BIC
BIC General Guidelines
Meals are for:
 Students
 Teacher
 One LAUSD paid staff assigned to the
A lined class roster will accompany the meals
Food is available for pick up 10 minutes prior to
designated time
Any earlier pick up time must be approved by the
FSM and AFSS on an individual basis
General BIC Guidelines cont…
Once a reimbursable meal is received check off the name of
 For Grades K-2: Teacher or designated adult
 For Grades 3 and up: Teacher, designated student or the
students themselves*
Meals must be consumed inside the designated classroom
Any item taken by student, teacher or LAUSD staff assigned
to the classroom may not be returned to the cafeteria
LAUSD Food Donation Policy regarding unopened menu items –
REF GUIDE 5436.1
Un-served items must remain inside the insulated bags and
returned to the cafeteria
Contact building and grounds worker for large spills and
spot cleaning
*Accuracy is critical
Teachers' Role
 Select BIC Teams:
 Delivery Team
 Clean-Up Team
 Breakfast Sheriff/Ambassador
 Determine who will be assigned at the POS
 Ensure food is served within the 10-15 minute
time frame to guarantee food safety
 Emphasize cleanliness in the classroom
 Ensure that program is compliant and completed
Students must take full servings of each menu item
Hot menu items:
Cold menu items:
Milk is part of a complete meal
• Breakfast Burrito
• Whole Grain Pancakes
• Whole Grain Waffles
– Variety of cereals
• Oatmeal/granola bar
• Assorted muffins
A students name cannot be checked off without
taking all the menu items.
Examples of Breakfast Items
Muffin, juice & milk
Sweet potato
pancake, fruit & milk
Burrito, juice & milk
Cinnamon apple bar,
fruit & milk
Cereal, animal
crackers, fruit & milk
Medium of Exchange
ESIS/SIS “Lined Class Roster”
 Used for a two-week serving duration
 Date must be indicated on roster
 Check mark beside student’s name after a
reimbursable meal has been served
 Dash mark for non-participating or absent
 Manually add teacher’s name, LAUSD staff
and any missing students name on roster
 Roster is sent back to the cafeteria after
each meal service
Lined Class Roster
1/6-1/17 2012
Miss Gomez
Lined Class Roster is Placed in the Pouch
BIC Teams
1. Delivery Team
• Students
• Volunteers
 K- 3rd Grades:
• 1 floor level = 3
• 2nd floor level = 4
 4-6 Grades:
• 1 floor level=2
• 2nd floor level=3
2. Clean-Up Team
• Students
• Volunteers
3. Breakfast Sheriff/Ambassador
Role of the Delivery Team
Picks up the insulated bags
Delivers bags to their respective classroom
Set up the bags on the table for service
Uses tray and sporkette (when needed)
Places classroom roster at the end of the table
Safety Strap Instructions
Place the heavier bag at the
bottom of the cart.
Don’t leave side straps and the
cart strap lying loose on the
Step 4
Place the heavier bag at
the bottom of the cart.
Step 1
If the side strap has loosened
and dangles to the floor, pull
the straps up tight.
Step 5
To prepare the smaller
bag, repeat steps 2 and 3.
Locate the bottom strap
of the cart and pull
Step 2
Raise both of the side straps
Step 6
Lift the bottom strap and
pull over the back of the
cart’s handle.
Step 3
Fold the straps on the top of the
bag, crossing each other,
ensuring the straps are NOT
hanging from the sides.
Step 7
The bags are now secured
and ready for
transportation or storage.
Bag Transport Rules
Walk when transporting
Do not twist the handle of the bags
When transporting do not drag or pull on the
When using the stairs the bags must be lifted
by one or more individuals
Use caution on stairs, ramps and walk ways
Bag Transport Rules on Stairs
1. At the bottom of the stairs, lift one bag.
2. Carry bag upstairs using bag handles.
3. Hold onto the staircase handles while going
up the stairs to gain support.
4. Set the bag down on the top of the stairs.
5. Repeat the procedure for the 2nd bag.
Bag Transport Rules on Stairs
6. Leaving the 2nd bag on top of the stairs’
landing, pick up rolling cart and carry it
7. Set the bags on the cart.
8. Strap the bags.
9. Roll cart to the designated classroom.
Meal Service
Fruit and
Role of the Clean-Up Team
Once the meal service is over the clean up team
stands by the trashcan and monitors the following:
 Participants carefully place their trash into the can
 Milk Disposal
Dispose liquid in sink if available and run water
Dispose milk carton in trash
 Place the trashcan outside the door of classroom
 Wheels bags back to the cafeteria
Important: Do not pour cereal particles directly in the drain
Role of the Breakfast Sheriff/Ambassador
Wears the “Breakfast Sheriff/Ambassador” badge
Walks around the classroom:
 Ensures leftover food and trash is removed
 Has a disposable towel
Checks the floor, desks, for any wrappers, spills,
crumbs, and saved food
When something needs to be cleaned up or picked
up they instruct:
 Classmates to do so
 Provides a wet towel as needed
Shift in Building and Grounds Workers' Duties
With BIC
Before BIC
Clean tables at the eating
area prior to breakfast service
Cleans up large spills as
Clean tables after breakfast
Removes trash from eating
area to trash receptacles
Remove trash from
designated trash locations
and places into the
Changes trash liners and
realigns trash cans as needed
If nutrition is served,
custodian will repeat the
cleaning process
Food Services Staff Role
To have meals packed and ready for pick-up on
agreed time
 Tray
 Wet naps
 Trash cans
 Trash liners
 Table cleaning wipes
 Sporkette
 Breakfast Sheriff badges
 Lined class roster
Photos Of LAUSD Schools In Action
Alta Loma Elementary School
Photos Of LAUSD Schools In Action
7th St. Elementary School
Photos Of LAUSD Schools In Action
Figueroa St.
Elementary School
Photos Of LAUSD Schools In Action
Elementary School
Photos Of LAUSD Schools In Action
Lawrence Middle School
Encourage students to participate
Rotate BIC teams
Earliest time of pick is 10 minutes prior to the designated
pick up time
Students must take all of the menu items
Check off students on the roster accurately and return to
cafeteria with the bags
Friendly Food Reminders:
 Dispose of any unconsumed foods, not to be saved for later
 Participate in a Breakfast Food Donation Program when
 Only un-served menu items must be returned to the cafeteria
Hard copy of the BIC presentation
Teachers’ checklist
Students’ checklist
BIC team job description
Teacher survey (1 month after roll out)
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Breakfast First-
Food Research Action Center-
U.S.D.A.- Meal Counting System
C.D.E.- Collection and Accountability Procedures
San Diego Unified School District BIC video
LAUSD Breakfast FAQs-

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