Find resources related to this program, which provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions.
School Breakfast ProgramSchool Breakfast Reports and Studies
View recent research reports regarding Child Nutrition Programs.
School Breakfast Program
USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.
Includes guidance materials, program history, regulations, menu planning information, income eligibility guidelines, and more.
Breakfast Bulletin Board Resources
Encourage the healthy habit of eating breakfast with posters, banners and promotional materials.
Breakfast = Achievement (PDF | 493.47)
Action for Healthy Kids Wyoming.
A hungry stomach can lead to an empty mind. Breakfast helps students be their best. Studies conclude that good nutrition leads to improved classroom performance, higher test scores and better behavior. It can be a challenge to get students to the cafeteria before school, consider making breakfast part of the school day with these alternative breakfast programs that work.
Breakfast in the Classroom
School Nutrition Foundation
This blog was developed by the School Nutrition Foundation, a member of Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (PBIC). This partnership seeks to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program through the promotion of Universal Breakfast in the Classroom. The blog is designed to contribute to and expand upon the greater conversation Americans are having about food and nutrition in schools.
Breakfast Promotion Ideas (PDF | 102.57 KB)
Midwest Dairy Council.
Provides an extensive list of ideas and themes aimed at promoting the School Breakfast Program.
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.
Expanding Your Breakfast Program
Food and Nutrition Service.
This step-by-step guide helps you create a breakfast-focused team, explore alternative service methods, design and implement an action plan, and market the program effectively to improve participation and positively impact student health and academic potential. The resource includes downloadable letters to principals, teachers, and parents, a PowerPoint presentation, and other materials to build community support and encourage more students to eat School Breakfast.
Lafayette Elementary Breakfast Challenge
Michigan Department of Education.
On March 10, 2010 Lafayette Elementary School in Lincoln Park celebrated their success in breakfast nutrition with visits from players from the Detroit Lions, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Michigan Department of Education. This video looks back at an exciting morning for Lafayette Elementary's students and staff.
School Breakfast: A Smart Way to Start the Day
National Food Service Management Institute.
This satellite seminar, intended for Child Nutrition professionals, discusses the links between eating breakfast and classroom success, defines a USDA reimbursable breakfast, identifies new menu ideas, describes ways to market the program, and suggests creative ideas for promoting breakfast.
School Breakfast Fundamentals: Innovative Formulas for Breakfast Success
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension.
Provides examples of alternative ways to serve breakfast, each in a 2-page fact sheet. Each option has tips and describes the experience of a school using that model.
School Breakfast: Key to Academic Excellence (PDF | 183 KB)
Connecticut Department of Education.
Use this two-page fact sheet to promote the School Breakfast Program! Outlines the benefits of school breakfast, including fast facts and figures.
Start Smart Eating and Reading
Oregon State University Extension Service. Oregon Department of Education.
This reading program for grades K-2 was designed to help students discover the importance of breakfast. Five modules include reading and discussing a book and offer a variety iof classroom lessons, including downloadable songs. Parent newsletters deliver messages to home.