The Impact of Breakfast

Students do better when they start the day with a nutritious breakfast. Making breakfast a seamless part of the school day with Breakfast After the Bell sets all students up for success by ensuring that they are focused and ready to learn.

By simply shifting breakfast to after the school bell rings and into the classroom, students show higher test scores, better focus, and miss less school.

To learn more about School Breakfast and other Child Nutrition programs available in Washington, please visit


As implementation of Breakfast After the Bell and HB 1508 is underway, many districts have indicated a need for additional equipment funding to supplement their OSPI Breakfast After the Bell Grant awards. United Way of King County is offering one-time funds to support start up and implementation of Breakfast After the Bell in districts across Washington.

To be considered for additional equipment funding, please fill out this form for your district.

For more information about additional grant opportunities, promotional and marketing materials, implementation resources and technical assistance, contact


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.

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.

Community Eligibility Provision Summit

Join United Way of King County and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for the Eastern Washington 2020 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Summit!

This summit is an opportunity for school districts to learn more about all aspects of CEP–what it is, how it works, the benefits, the challenges, and any other questions you have! As your district is considering adopting CEP, join us to learn best practices and tips from local and national champions.

Nominate your School Breakfast Hero!

No Kid Hungry Washington and United Way of King County are excited to celebrate school leaders who are making a difference!

National School Breakfast Week is March 2-6, 2020 and this year we are celebrating the everyday heroes across Washington that are working to improve the school breakfast program and ensure students have access to this crucial school supply. Each School Breakfast Hero selected will receive a prize pack and will be recognized publicly by No Kid Hungry Washington and United Way of King County during National School Breakfast Week.

Is there someone in your school or district who has worked tirelessly to ensure students start each and every day with a healthy meal? To nominate your School Breakfast Hero, complete this short nomination form. Nominations will be accepted through February 21, 2020.

What is a School Breakfast Hero?
A hero is anyone who takes action to improve the school breakfast program and helps kids get the nutrition they need to fuel their learning. Heroes can be from any part of the district or school – a principal that promotes the program, a superintendent who supports a new breakfast service model, a teacher who lends a hand, a school nutrition staff who goes above and beyond, and the list goes on.



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.


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.


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


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.

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If you want to learn more, have questions about implementing Breakfast After the Bell in your community, or want to share a compelling story, send us a message!


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