School Breakfast Program

School Breakfast Program

Connecticut State Department of Education.

This page features program guidance and resources regarding school breakfast.

Best Practice Guide for In-Classroom Breakfast (PDF | 264 KB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

Breakfast Bulletin Board Resources

Encourage the healthy habit of eating breakfast with posters, banners and promotional materials.

Breakfast in the Classroom Resource Center

School Nutrition Foundation.

Discover School Breakfast Toolkit

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

This kit is designed to assist those interested in increasing access to the School Breakfast Program to determine the type of meal service most suited to their needs and to develop a marketing plan that will capture and keep all of their customers.

Energize Your Day with School Breakfast! Toolkit

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Collection of digital resources for establishing or expanding the breakfast service within a school.

Healthier Kansas Menus: Breakfast (Meets Sodium Requirements for SY 2014-15)

Kansas State Department of Education.

The Healthier Kansas Menus are designed to help you meet the challenge of serving nutritious meals that will appeal to students. Provided resources include school-tested menus and recipes that meet the challenge.

Iowa Gold Star Breakfast Menu

Iowa Team Nutrition.

The Iowa Gold Star Breakfast Menu consists of a 2-week cycle menu and 1 week Grab ‘n Go breakfast menu that meet the 2013-2014 breakfast meal pattern with flexibilities. The menu meets the K-8 grade group meal pattern with 10 grain oz. eq./week and 400-550 daily average calories/week.

Is This Meal Reimbursable - Breakfast? Trainer's Notes (PDF | 127.75 KB)

Kansas State Department of Education: Child Nutrition & Wellness

An overview of reimbursable meals for each age group. Sample meals are shown to help users identify what constitutes a reimbursable meal for each age group, quickly and accurately.

Meal Pattern Changes for 2014-2015 Breakfast and Lunch

California Department of Education.

Webinar on the upcoming meal pattern changes for 2014--15 for breakfast and for lunch presented by the Nutrition Services Division of the California Department of Education.

Meal Pattern Training Resources


Meal Pattern Training Resources focus on Food-Based Menu Planning (FBMP) required for the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). It provides an overview of the Meal Pattern and is part of the Recognizing a Reimbursable Meal training resource. The training includes a trainer's script, participants' handouts, and PowerPoint presentation.

Nutrition Foundations for Alaska School Meals: A Nutrition Guide for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program (PDF | 5.4 MB)

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

A guide for meeting the new school meal regulations.This nutrition information will help every school instill healthy eating habits in students by reducing sugar, sodium, and high-fat foods and increasing healthy food items like whole grains and fruits and vegetables.

Offer vs Serve: Breakfast Webinar

University of California, Davis. California Department of Education Nutrition Service Division.

This webinar focuses on current Offer versus Serve (OVS) regulations for School Breakfast Program sponsors that are following USDA Nutrition Standards. After providing a general review of OVS regulations and definitions, information is provided on the application of OVS to breakfast menu planning and meal service in a variety of settings.

Resources for the School Breakfast Program

University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension.

School Breakfast Program

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Includes guidance materials, program history, regulations, menu planning information, income eligibility guidelines, and more.

School Breakfast Promotion Twitter Toolkit

Iowa Department of Education.

Toolkit for using Twitter to increase school breakfast participation among teens. The toolkit provides food service directors, cafeteria workers, and school administrators with information and resources to develop and manage their own Twitter account, including how to set up an account, how to develop messages, what to tweet about, and how to increase followers.

School Breakfast Reimbursable Meal Identification Signage

Iowa Team Nutrition.

School breakfast signage to assist students in selecting their meal choices and to reduce unintentional purchase of food items not included in the reimbursable meal.