5th Annual
North Carolina School Breakfast Challenge

No Kid Hungry NC is proud to announce its 5th annual North Carolina School Breakfast Challenge. The 2017 Challenge once again focuses on feeding more kids healthy meals in your school or school district.

Since the start of No Kid Hungry in North Carolina in 2011, the number of low-income students eating both school lunch and breakfast has increased from 48% to 59%. That's almost 170,000 more students across the state receiving a healthy school breakfast! Incredible progress—but we still have a long way to go.

THE GOAL: Raise participation by changing HOW you serve breakfast in your school or school district.

The winners will be the three schools at each level (elementary, middle, and high school) with the greatest overall increase in school breakfast participation. Every school district that reaches the 70% milestone will also be recognized.

WHO: Every school and school district in North Carolina. There is no sign-up or registration required. Your school is already in the challenge.

WHEN: Start planning now! Challenge results will compare meal claim data from October 2016 and October 2017, provided by our partners at the NC Department of Public Instruction.

HOW: Innovative ways of serving breakfast—including Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go, and Second Chance Breakfast (served after the school day starts)—break down barriers, making it more accessible to hungry students.

COMING SOON: Information about grants that can help you finance your district's change in breakfast and make the "how" a reality.


Next: Find the answers to frequently asked questions about school breakfast and innovative service.

Questions about the Challenge? Need data on the Breakfast Gap in your school district? Contact NKH NC's School Outreach Coordinator Helen Roberts.