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.
Energize Your Day with School Breakfast! Toolkit
USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.
This toolkit reflects the newly implemented meal pattern requirements and includes tools and resources to establish or expand your School Breakfast Program. This toolkit can help determine which type of meal service is best suited to a school’s needs, calculate costs of operation, develop menus and a marketing plan that will generate buy-in among school staff and the community, and encourage student participation.
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 Promotion Ideas (PDF | 102.57 KB)
Midwest Dairy Council.
Provides an extensive list of ideas and themes aimed at promoting the School Breakfast Program.
Breakfast in the Classroom Resource Center
School Nutrition Foundation.
Thinking about implementing breakfast in the classroom in your district or need more information about alternative breakfast models? The Breakfast Resource Center has a wealth of ideas to help inform and guide you in making the right choices for the children in your district. Follow the Beyond Breakfast Blog to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program through the promotion of Universal Breakfast in the Classroom.
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.