Breakfast Resources

These resources were compiled by the No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices to help schools make the most of their breakfast program.


Breakfast After the Bell Pre-Implementation Checklist
Studies show that when a hungry child starts the day with a healthy school breakfast, they have better attendance, do better in math, and are more likely to graduate high school. Our Pre-Implementation Checklist outlines several steps that can help schools prepare for a Breakfast After the Bell program, such as of providing trainings to key stakeholders, developing an implementation plan, and connecting with other schools to share best practices.


Breakfast After the Bell Rollout Timelines
The Breakfast in the Classroom Rollout Timeline and the Grab and Go to the Classroom Rollout Timeline outline action steps school stakeholders can take to help prepare for the launch of Breakfast After the Bell. The rollout timelines span both long-term action steps and short-term action steps -- starting at eight weeks before implementation and counting down each week until launch.


Tips for Implementing an Effective Grab and Go Breakfast Program
The Grab and Go to the Classroom model is an effective way students can get breakfast by picking up convenient, pre-packaged meals from mobile carts in high traffic areas, such as hallways, entryways, or cafeterias. This guide highlights the tricks of the trade to make your Grab and Go program efficient and effective.


Breakfast Nudges
Schools can incorporate "nudges" into their morning routine to increase breakfast participation. Nudges are subtle acts of positive reinforcement that try to influence a student’s behavior, such as having school staff ask students if they’ve had breakfast that morning. Our Breakfast Nudges guide provides helpful tips about how to increase breakfast participation by using positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions to influence students to eat school breakfast.Breakfast FAQs for Parents
This helpful resource answers those frequently asked questions that School Nutrition Directors and Principals get from parents regarding Breakfast After the Bell. Schools can edit this resource to personalize it according to the specifics of their program.


Spanish Language Resources
Promote your school breakfast program with No Kid Hungry’s Spanish Language resources. Our customizable postcards and flyers allow schools to inform parents and caretakers of the time, location, and cost of the school breakfast program.


Breakfast Videos Show Educators How To Make It Work: Step-by-Step
School breakfast models such as Breakfast in the Classroom and Grab And Go to the Classroom increase access to school breakfast by incorporating breakfast into the instructional day. These new videos, created by No Kid Hungry and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation show school-based staff how to implement these breakfast models with ease.


Innovative Breakfast Delivery Options
The most effective ways to boost school breakfast participation are by using Breakfast After the Bell models. This resource details how each Breakfast After the Bell model is structured and the percentage increase your school breakfast program can experience by adopting these models.


Social Impact Analysis
Share Our Strength collaborated with Deloitte to conduct an analysis of the long-term social impact of school breakfast on the lives of low-income children. Deloitte's analysis showed there are dramatic potential impacts associated with the simple act of feeding kids a healthy school breakfast, including positive, large-scale outcomes in education, economics and health.