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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.

a good breakfast can make or break your day quote

-John Muir Middle School

School breakfast is healthy, convenient, and helps students do well in school. Research shows that eating breakfast leads to:

  • Improved academic performance, focus and behavior
  • Higher scores on standardized tests
  • Reduced rates of nurse visits


Breakfast Resources

Resources for menu planning, breakfast service models, financial models, promoting a new or exisiting breakfast program, and more, can be found on our breakfast resources webpage! 

Surfs Up with School Breakfast Logo

National School Breakfast Week 

National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) celebrates the importance and benefits of school breakfast. The next NSBW will take place March 3-7, 2025. 

School Breakfast Statistics

Visit the Program Statistics page for various data reports relating to the School Breakfast Program.


Haley Donlan, MBA, RDN
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 266-7292

Susan Bostian Young
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 267-1066

Kristan O'Toole, MS, RDN
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 266-8837