School Breakfast Program
The School Breakfast program provides nutritious meals to Kentucky students. Whether it is breakfast in the cafeteria, breakfast in the classroom, or grab and go, school breakfast is an important start in every student’s day. Schools that participate in the School Breakfast Program receive funding assistance similar to the National School Lunch Program. Schools providing the School Breakfast Program must meet specific “meal pattern” requirements to ensure all meals are nutritionally sound.
Take the Kentucky School
The Kentucky Board of Education and Commissioner Holliday
recently passed a Resolution to support the School Breakfast Program here in
The goal of the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge is to
increase school breakfast participation across the state. SCN, the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) and Action for Healthy Kids are working together to assist schools in coming up with new and innovative ways to implement the School Breakfast Program.
How the Challenge Works
Step 1: Sign
the Kentucky Breakfast Resolution.
Sign the attached resolution committing your school to placing emphasis
on the importance of the School Breakfast Program and increasing participation
in the school breakfast program. This
officially enrolls the school in the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge. Enrollment for the Kentucky School Breakfast
Challenge will be open March 1, 2014 through August 1, 2014.
Click the following link to sign up for the challenge
Step 2: Strengthen
Your School Breakfast Program.
Evaluate and energize your school breakfast program. SCN has several resources provided on this
home page for use. Also, several grants are
available for schools that are interested.
Step 3: It’s Challenge
Time. During the month of September
of 2014, encourage everyone in your school to participate in the School
Breakfast Program. The Kentucky School Breakfast
Challenge will measure Average Daily Participation in the school breakfast
program from the month of September 2014 and compare that to September
2013. Schools with the largest increase
in each category (6 total) will win a cash prize. All prize money will be distributed through
First place: $1,500; Second
place: $1000; Third place: $500
Schools that do not participate
in any Special Schools that do participate in Special Provisions in Provisions in SY 14-15 SY 14-15(CEP, Provision 2)
schools (K-5) Elementary schools (K-5)
Schools (6-8) Middle Schools (6-8)
Schools (9-12) High Schools (9-12)
The term Special Provision refers to any school that
participates in a USDA special provision meal pricing program, for example, the
Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2.
Step 4: Share Your
Success. Category winners will be
asked to share their best practices with SCN.
SCN will publish best practices so that all school districts in Kentucky
will be able to learn from the success of others!
Breakfast Week, March 3-7
SCN promotes and supports National School Breakfast Week
School Breakfast SCN
Breakfast Meal Pattern Training
SCN Breakfast Promotion Tools
Energize Your Day with School Breakfast- USDA FNS
SUDIA Breakfast for Kids
School Nutrition Association
Kentucky Action for Healthy Kids