That's what the Fontana Unified School District Food Services Department had in mind when they launched the "Grab-N-Go Breakfast Cart" Tuesday morning at Fontana High School.
With the help of a $2,000 grant through Action for Healthy Kids, a nonprofit volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment, the Food Services Department launched the program which features lighter choices than the school cafeteria.
At Fontana High, the average number of students eating lunch on campus is 1,700 a day while just 420 eat breakfast.
While 86 percent of the student body, which totals 2,656 students, qualify for free meals - both breakfast and lunch, said Ksenia Koudriachova, a school district nutrition specialist.
Nutritionists at the school district worry that those numbers mean many students are making lunch the first meal of the day.
Among Tuesday's offerings were breakfast cereal bars, apple and cherry fruit bars, flatbread with egg, sausage and cheese and miniature cinnamon buns, apples, bananas and oranges.
The big hits were the apples and breakfast cereal bars, likely because they hold up well in pocket or purse, school officials said.
"Students can pull out the cereal bars and have a bite or two as they walk between classes," said Michele Sanchez, assistant principal.
Rose Montes, 18, a senior, was among those students who liked the idea of the cart, in part
"I get hungry by second period," said Montes, a cheerleader at the school.
Sammy Guitierrez, 15, a sophomore, said he anticipates he will have breakfast from the "Grab-N-Go" cart on some days and the cafeteria on others.
"It will depend on what they are serving," he said.
The location of the food cart is near the western entrance to the campus, a fair distance from the cafeteria, which is near the eastern entrance.
"Part of the idea is that we can make it convenient for students who might be running a little late," Koudriachova said.
Tuesday was the inauguration and everything was free to all students.
Today there will be modest charges for the food.
The program will be evaluated at the end of the year to see if it will be continued or perhaps rolled out to other campuses next year, Koudriachova said.