Breakfast in the Classroom

What is Breakfast In The Classroom?

  • Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) provides breakfast at no charge to students in class, after the first bell or on their way to class....READ MORE
  • Breakfast in the Classroom Video:  Elementary  |  Secondary

Why Breakfast In The Classroom?

  • In LAUSD, over 553,000 of our students qualify for a free/reduced price breakfast but only 29% of
    our total school population participates. This means that over 400,000 students may start their
    school days without breakfast, deprived of an important nutritious meal needed to succeed in
    class....READ MORE

How Will Breakfast In The Classroom Be Served?

  • Breakfast in the Classroom works in a myriad of ways. The meals can be packed at the cafeteria and picked up in temperature controlled bags by the students and delivered to the classrooms. The Grab ‘n Go service creates an area near the entrance of the school for students to pick up a “grab bag” with a breakfast to take to their class to eat during homeroom or right before class starts....READ MORE

If you are interested in having this great program at your school, please contact Laura Benavidez at 213-241-2999 or

I'm In To BIC:   English   |   Spanish

Breakfast Letter from the CDE

PRINCIPALS: For more information for your school sites, please see the Principals' Resources page.
TEACHERS: For more information and instruction, please the Teachers' Resources page.

Rollout Dates
(updated 5/9/14)

BIC Board Resolution  |  District News-Link Top Ten Reasons To Try Breakfast In The Classroom
Benefits of Breakfast: English  |  Spanish BIC FAQs
M&O LAUSD Service Calls Smart Phone Application | Webpage
Tools For Rolling Out A Successful BIC Program
Process Map Timeline Worksheet
School Readiness Evaluation Sheet AFSS Monitoring Checklist
Pre-Launch Packet Sample Bell Schedule

Letter from State Superintendent Torlakson - Approval of BIC and Instructional Minutes
Letter from Former State Superintendent Jack O'Connell's - Initial BIC Letter
Letter from Superintendent Deasy - LAUSD BIC Implementation Memo

BIC Partners

The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education-

Food Research and Action Center-

Breakfast First – – website dedicated to improving California’s student access to breakfast meal

California Food Policy Advocates-

Share Our Strength-

Urban School Districts with Breakfast in the Classroom Programs

New York Public Schools - - largest urban school district to launch BIC, currently 314 schools are participating

San Diego Unified School District -

Albuquerque Public Schools-

Memphis City Schools-