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School Breakfast Program (SBP)


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.

Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) School Nutrition Team is partnering with Hunger Task Force (HTF), Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry (NKH) and the School Nutrition Association (SNA) of Wisconsin to promote breakfast in schools through the Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge. In addition to the extra revenue your school receives from serving school breakfast, take advantage of the opportunity to win prize money for your program! The challenge begins December 2nd.

The Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge is a contest for schools throughout Wisconsin to increase participation in their breakfast program, improve the options in their existing breakfast program, or start a brand new breakfast program.

New this year: schools will have the option to participate in the Big Cheese bonus round. This optional, but highly encouraged bonus category provides different ways for schools to improve school breakfast nutritional quality, integrate Farm to School, or incorporate other program innovations. These activities may be completed at any time throughout the challenge (except for a few special activities reserved for National School Breakfast Week).

NKH will be providing the following amazing prizes:

Prize Category

First Place

Second Place

The Big Cheese bonus category

$ 1,000

 $ 750

Colby (large districts, enrollment >875)

$ 1,000

$ 750

Swiss (medium districts, enrollment 275-875)

$ 1,000

$ 750

Mozzarella (small districts, enrollment <275)

$ 1,000

$ 750

Cheddar (starting a new breakfast program)

$ 1,000

 $ 750

Not only is there opportunity to win these prizes, but all participating schools are eligible to apply for NKH’s equipment grants up to $3,000.
Ready to get started? Register your school and visit the Hunger Task Force website for all the details.

Wisconsin School Breakfast Statistics

School Participation and Service Models

These data reports provide school level information regarding whether the school is serving breakfast or not and if they are what type of breakfast serving model is used. Schools offering the School Breakfast Program and those that are not are separated on two different tabs

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Report

This FRAC report presents state-by-state School Breakfast and Lunch participation data by School Year and the national rankings of each state.

Previously Awarded School Breakfast Program Grants

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.

USDA Guidance Memorandum


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