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The School Breakfast Leadership Institute
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The purpose of the School Breakfast Leadership Institute is to help participating state teams develop a plan to reduce childhood hunger and increase academic success by expanding access to the school breakfast program.

The Institute brings together national, state and local experts who have made expanding school breakfast a priority and provides a unique opportunity for selected state teams to engage in constructive conversation about how we can implement new and better ways to connect kids with school breakfast. State teams are comprised of stakeholders who can influence school breakfast practice and policy in their state, including gubernatorial staff, state education agency staff, state and local school nutrition directors, state and local superintendents, non-profit partners, school board members and education association representatives.

State teams receive a grant from No Kid Hungry to implement their action plans. State teams also receive ongoing technical assistance and support from No Kid Hungry around implementation, data analysis, policy and communications.

No Kid Hungry hosted its first School Breakfast Leadership Institute in June 2018 and will host its second School Breakfast Leadership Institute in June 2019.

For more information about the Institute, contact Kelley McDonough at kmcdonough@strength.org.

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2019 School Breakfast Leadership Institute
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No Kid Hungry will host its second School Breakfast Leadership Institute on June 11-12, 2019 in New Orleans, LA.

A request for proposals will be released on January 23, 2019. Proposals will be due March 6, 2019. Participating state teams will receive a $50,000 grant to implement a comprehensive action plan to expand access to school breakfast within their state.

No Kid Hungry will accept one proposal per state. States that participated in the 2018 School Breakfast Leadership Institute (HI, KS, MI, NY, NC, SC) are not eligible to apply. Proposals must be submitted by the governor’s office, state education agency or state agency that administers the School Breakfast Program. Additional information will be available in the request for proposals.

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2018 School Breakfast Leadership Institute
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No Kid Hungry hosted its first School Breakfast Leadership Institute on June 14-15, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

Teams from six states participated in the 2018 School Breakfast Leadership Institute— Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and South Carolina.

During the 1 ½-day Institute, attendees heard from national, state and local leaders who have made expanding access to school breakfast a top priority in their state during three panel sessions. Attendees also had an opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions around key topics like the Community Eligibility Provision, educator engagement, meal quality and Breakfast After the Bell implementation.

State teams had dedicated “team time” to work with their No Kid Hungry facilitator to establish a goal, develop key strategies and identify tactics to expand access to school breakfast in their state.

See the final 2018 School Breakfast Leadership Institute program for session descriptions and speaker information.

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