Midwest Dairy Association

Partners in Breakfast

The School Nutrition Foundation with support from the Walmart Foundation and the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom has launched its new Breakfast in the Classroom Resource Center. Read all about it at www.beyondbreakfast.org and visit the resource center at www.schoolnutrition.org/bic.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has developed an “Energize Your Day with School Breakfast” Toolkit! Here you will find a collection of digital resources that program operators and other stakeholders may use to establish or expand the breakfast service within their school.




Breakfast Revitalization

Many schools capture breakfast skippers by Expanding Breakfast service beyond the cafeteria's walls. The reason – schools find that when they take breakfast to students, instead of expecting the student to come to the cafeteria, more students eat breakfast and gain the academic, behavioral and nutritional benefits. When all students in a classroom eat breakfast, everyone from teachers to students to parents wins. Typically, schools use one of three approaches, depending on their unique setting:

  • Breakfast in the Classroom
  • Grab 'n' Go Breakfast
  • Breakfast After 1st Period
  • Universal Breakfast

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More About Breakfast

Fuel Up to Play 60 Bring on Breakfast

These Healthy Eating Plays highlight the fact that eating a nutritious breakfast may help students perform better on tests, improve daily attendance and participate more in class.



The Wellness Impact Report

As schools prepare for standardized testing this spring, school leaders, teachers and parents are focused on ensuring students are prepared to do their best.

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Support of Alternative School Breakfast Grows

Key education leaders and health professionals are encouraging schools, school administrators, and teachers to seek out alternative delivery methods and innovative ways to increase participation in the school breakfast program. In doing so, ensuring students are starting the school day with the food they need to enable them to be successful in the classroom.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Statement

Arne Duncan Support Letter



Additional Resources

Breakfast for Health

There is a large body of research on the strong links between school breakfast consumption and favorable dietary, health, and educational outcomes among children and adolescents.

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Breakfast for Learning

Scientific research on the link between children’s nutrition and academic performance

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