School Breakfast Program
More than 8.1 million children across the United States start their day with the School Breakfast Program, a Federal program that provides States with cash assistance for non-profit breakfast programs in schools and residential child care institutions.
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) - March 8-12, 2021
Mark your calendar for National School Breakfast Week! The #NSBW21 theme is "Score Big with School Breakfast," a fun way to show students, parents and stakeholders all the ways that your school breakfast program is a winner! Please visit the National School Breakfast Week webpage for all the details.
Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge
The Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge is a state-wide competition to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program (or to start a new program). Schools are encouraged to engage with students, school staff and parents to promote the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast at school. The competition runs from December through March and all participating schools have the chance to win money and prizes.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the implementation of virtual learning at many schools across the state, the 2020-2021 School Breakfast Challenge has been canceled. Our heartfelt thanks to all the foodservice professionals and administrators who continue to persevere through adversity to ensure that Wisconsin’s students get the breakfasts they deserve!
Please visit the Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge webpage for the results of the 2019-2020 School Breakfast Challenge.
Wisconsin School Breakfast Statistics
- School Breakfast Program Enrollment and Participation Report (E&PR): These data reports provide district level information regarding student enrollment and free and reduced price eligible students. The report also provides meal participation data by free/reduced price and paid categories.
School Participation and Service Models
Severe Need Breakfast
A school is eligible for severe need reimbursement if 40% or more of the student lunches served at the school in the second preceding school year were served free or at a reduced price. Severe need payment is made on an individual school building basis. Regulations required documentation of eligibility to be maintained on file by the school agency for periodic review. Severe Need Breakfast request submission and approval is now part of the DPI SNT annual online contract renewal.