School Breakfast Resource Page

Published: 11/19/2014 10:21 AM

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 Breakfast Challenge!

The Kentucky Board of Education and Commissioner Holliday recently passed a Resolution to support the School Breakfast Program here in Kentucky. 
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. 

It's Challenge Time!

Congratulations to those schools who signed up to take the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge!

How the Challenge Works:

Participating schools are grouped according to the grades that the site serves (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) and if the site participates in a special provision option or not (Traditional or Community Eligibility Provision).
Each school will compete against other schools within the same group to see which school can increase its average daily participation in the breakfast program the most.  Participation will be measured by comparing the average daily participation in September 2014 to September 2013.  The schools with the greatest percentage increase (first, second and third place) will receive an award from SUDIA.

Participating Schools


Top Finishers

Everyone wins in the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge just by participating.  However, thanks to the generosity of SUDIA special recognition will be given to the top three finishing schools in each category.
First place schools:  $1,500 prize
Second place schools:  $1,000 prize
Third place schools:  $500 prize

All prize money will be donated by SUDIA.  The money must be used to improve the school breakfast program at the winning school.


Getting a Jump Start


The following schools took advantage of the SUDIA Fuel UP First and Action for Healthy Kids Breakfast Grants.  Congratulations!


Link Coming Soon!
National School Breakfast Week, March 3-7
SCN promotes and supports National School Breakfast Week
School Breakfast SCN Resources
Breakfast Meal Pattern Training

Breakfast Meal Pattern Recording


SCN Breakfast Promotion Tools

-        Monsters 30 seconds
-        Monsters Medium
-        Monsters Full

Additional Breakfast Resources

Energize Your Day with School Breakfast- USDA FNS
SUDIA Breakfast for Kids
School Nutrition Association
Kentucky Action for Healthy Kids