Rev Up Your Schools Breakfast Program – Funds & Resources Available

My son recently started Kindergarten and we never leave the house until we have eaten breakfast.  Although, I would let him leave the house before eating breakfast if I knew he would be eating breakfast at school.  What a time saver and stress reliever that would be.  Unfortunately, the school my son attends doesn’t have a school breakfast program “yet!”  I sure wish they did and I will be working on it.  The good news is that there are many resources (money, etc.) for schools to start and or improve their school breakfast program.  Click on the highlighted titles below for more funding and resource information.

Challenge Overview
ne breakfast challengeThe goals of this two-year Challenge is to encourage schools to implement a School Breakfast Program if they currently do not offer one and increase school breakfast participation in existing School Breakfast Programs.  Schools that increase breakfast participation by 35% or more will be showcased on the honor role list on the Nebraska Department of Education website.

Districts with the largest percentage increases will receive cash awards (1st place $5000, 2nd place $2000, 3rd place $1300).  Three winners will be selected each year from each of the following tiers:

Tier 1:  district enrollment of >350 students / have a breakfast program
Tier 2:  district enrollment of <350 students / have a breakfast program
Tier 3:  any districts that do not currently have a breakfast program

Share Your Breakfast

Schools in your district may be eligible for a Share Your Breakfast™ grant, during the 2011–2012 school year, courtesy of Kellogg’s and Action for Healthy Kids.  The grants range from $750-$1,000 and include significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and policy expertise.

  • Webinar to learn more about the 2011-2012 Share Your Breakfast™ grants:
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 4 – 5 p.m. ET Register now
  • Applications due Friday, September 30, 2011  Grant_Application

Fuel Up to Play 60fuel up to play 60

Up to $4,000 per year is available to any qualifying K-12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition (including school breakfast programs) and physical activity improvements.

Whether you’re just starting out with Fuel Up to Play 60 or looking to expand and extend an initiative that’s already in motion, Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 can help.  Your school must be enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 for the 2011-2012 school year to be eligible to apply for Funds. Enroll today (it is free).

Application Deadlines
There are four funding application deadlines during the 2011-12 school year:

  • October 1, 2011
  • December 1, 2011
  • February 1, 2012
  • June 1, 2012 (If approved for funding, the money will be distributed after June 30, 2012, and will count toward the school’s funding for the 2012-13 school year.)

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