School Breakfast

School Breakfast Program Resources

School Breakfast Program Guides

A number of organizations and school districts have developed resources such as guides or tool kits to help facilitate efforts to expand in-classroom and other effective school breakfast models. While tailored to different audiences and locations, most guides emphasize the importance of breakfast for children's health, development and academic performance; discuss the barriers to participating in school breakfast programs; introduce different models of serving breakfast that have proven to be effective in increasing program participation; and provide practical tips for addressing implementation challenges. Below are examples of school breakfast program resources.

School Breakfast Program Videos #School Breakfast Videos

Video can be a powerful tool for documenting successful school breakfast programs and encouraging other schools to adopt similar models.  Videos can give voice to the teachers, principals, school nutrition services staff and others who recognize the benefits of these programs and are trusted by their peers.

Breakfast Surveys #Breakfast Surveys

Advocates and school districts have surveyed both youth and school personnel to better understand eating preferences and breakfast habits, identify barriers to expanding school breakfast, and inform efforts to increase participation in school breakfast programs.

Instructional Time Memos #Instructional Time Memos

Several state superintendents of education have issued memos which clarify that breakfast in the classroom can count as instructional time. These states include:

Tips and Tools to Engage the Media #Tips and Tools to Engage the Media

The media can be a great ally in your work expanding access to school breakfast. From letters to the editor to televised breakfast in the classroom events, speaking directly to the community builds a base of supporters and creates a sense of urgency for change. The following program resources are designed to help advocates reach a greater audience with effective messages.


Photo Library #Photo Library

These photos were created to raise awareness and support for the No Kid Hungry Campaign and as a resource for our partners. When marketing about you nutrition program be sure to use these vivid photos to enhance your promotional materials.

Supporting school breakfast initiatives