Connect Students
to School Meals

Every student deserves access to healthy, nutritious food. Serving meals in the classroom improves the well-being of students, especially low-income students who rely on school meal programs.

 To implement this program, school nutrition staff, students, or teachers deliver meals to classrooms, or students pick up meals from multiple locations at school, and then eat in their classroom as part of the school day.

Serving meals in the classroom:

  • Promotes racial equity, reduces stigma and helps address the needs of Black, indigenous, and students of color who are often at greater risk of food insecurity due to the impacts of structural racism

  • Increases school meals participation which means increased funding, enabling schools to serve even more students, hire more staff, and further invest in high-quality meals

  • Allows for social distancing and provides a safer environment for students and school staff returning to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Resources

From toolkits to one-pagers and marketing materials to webinars we’ve got the resources needed to make sure all students have access to the fuel they need to learn.

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Download the Washington Breakfast After the Bell Implementation Toolkit to learn how you can start or expand a Breakfast After the Bell Program in your school!

 

Strong participation in school breakfast can lead to stronger academic outcomes, fewer behavioral issues among students, and improved school health. Learn more about how Breakfast After the Bell can help your school be the best it can be.

From food service staff to superintendents, successful school breakfast programs rely on support from all levels.  Learn more about the role treasurers, superintendents, and other school administrators play in school breakfast.

Making breakfast a seamless part of the day with Breakfast After the Bell models can have a huge positive impact on classrooms and schools. Learn more about how breakfast can impact your classroom and pick up the tips and tricks that will help make breakfast in your classroom a breeze.

A school’s food service team is the backbone of a strong school breakfast program—learn more about how to roll out a successful Breakfast After the Bell program and increase participation, all while strengthening your bottom line.

To access webinars about school breakfast and other child nutrition programs, click here.

TAKE ACTION

 

SPREAD THE WORD

Help us spread the word about school breakfast by sharing news about grant opportunities, updated resources, and recent successes with decision-makers in your community.

 

BECOME A CHAMPION

Do you want to become a breakfast leader across Washington? School Breakfast Champions help us strengthen breakfast programs across the state by sharing best practices, lessons learned, and success stories.

 

CONNECT

Send us your breakfast success stories, ask us your most challenging questions, or drop us a line – we’d love to hear from you!

 

LEARN MORE

Check out the breakfast resources to see how you can kick-start a breakfast program in your school or district and learn how you can engage school decision-makers.

SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESS

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