Updated: Oct 19
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but more and more students are skipping breakfast because of breakfast in the classroom. Breakfast in the classroom (BIC) was introduced in the spring of 2020 and since then it has undergone many changes. Even with all these changes, BIC still sucks.
To begin with, BIC takes away students’ choice to choose what they want to eat for breakfast. In 2019, students had the choice to grab breakfast through the breakfast lines. The breakfast lines allowed students to choose what they wanted to eat rather than giving students the same five options every week.
Not only are students’ choices being taken away, but the breakfast variety is too. BIC does not offer a wide variety of breakfast options like the breakfast lines did. All students are given the same food option with BIC. This lack of variety makes students feel dissatisfied with their meals. As previously mentioned, students are beginning to skip eating breakfast altogether because if the breakfast for the day is something they can’t eat or simply don’t like then they just won't eat at all. With the breakfast lines, students were able to pick between a variety of breakfast options including muffins, hash browns, and donuts.
Many food items that were on the menu in the breakfast lines are now gone because of BIC. For example, we are no longer served hash browns or donuts. Many students are outraged over this because they loved the old menu items and are disappointed that they are no longer offered.
Students are also craving warm food. The bags that the BIC is in are not well insulated and the breakfast often arrives cold. The breakfast lines often had warm food like hash browns and packaged waffles, but now with BIC, students are served soggy packaged waffles and cold breakfast bars. Even the juices are room temperature!
To conclude, BIC should be removed and replaced with the original breakfast lines because these lines allow for more variety, choice, and better quality food.