School Meals in The Classroom

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


Planning to launch Breakfast After the Bell in 2022? We’re here to help!

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.

For Food Service Directors

For Principals and Administrators

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

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Request Support

Do you need a grant or technical assistance to start a Breakfast After the Bell program or to troubleshoot challenges you may be experiencing? We have a team to support!

Join a Webinar

From serving meals in the classroom to navigating supply chain disruptions, the No Kid Hungry Center For Best Practices hosts webinars on a range of topics to help program providers serve their communities.

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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!

Contact Information


Phone: 206.257.8422