North Carolina School Breakfast Challenge

No Kid Hungry North Carolina, in partnership with the NC Department of Public InstructionSoutheast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA), and Communities In Schools of North Carolina, held a fall 2013 statewide breakfast challenge to encourage North Carolina schools to feed more kids school breakfast.

Stellar results of breakfast success from the 2013 NoKidHungry@mySchool Breakfast Challenge were announced at the NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference on February 19, 2014, in Durham. Congratulations to all 920 schools–more than a third of the K-12 public schools across the state–that participated in the Challenge!

Challenge Highlights

A special shout out goes to the top 50 schools with the greatest increases in breakfast participation!

  • All of the top 50 schools adopted an innovative, alternative breakfast service model such as Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go, or Second Chance (Breakfast served after the bell)
  • All of the top 50 schools in the Challenge had participation increases ranging from 30% to 66%.
  • The participation of schools statewide (including those not participating in the Challenge) increased an average of1%.
  • Among all of the schools who participated in the Challenge, the average increase was 4%.
  • Of the 920 schools who signed up for the Challenge, more than 180 schools adopted a non-traditional, new method of serving breakfast at the start of the 2013-2014 school year, and among those schools the average increase in partiticpation was 15%.
  • The winners were selected based on the greatest increase in breakfast participation for October 2013 compared to October 2012.
  • Thanks go to our great partners in the Challenge and to SUDIA for generously providing grants and prizes.

The Winners

Nine winning schools were chosen by type of school with the highest increases in breakfast participation in October 2013. Listed below are the winners—3 elementary, 3 middle, and 3 high schools with the highest increases.