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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.


Announcing the 2018-2019 Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge!

Make this school year the best one yet and see how easy it is to provide a healthy breakfast and a great start for every student. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) School Nutrition Team is partnering with Hunger Task Force (HTF) and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry (NKH) to promote breakfast in Wisconsin schools through the Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge. The challenge begins December 1, 2018 and ends February 28, 2019.

Schools across Wisconsin are invited to compete for prizes and recognition by increasing participation in their school breakfast program, or to start a new program if they do not already have one. As student participation grows, so do the chances for winning!

NKH will be providing the following amazing prizes:
  • Grand Prize: $1,000 for Highest Breakfast Participation Increase (2 Schools)
  • $750 Prizes for Most Improved Breakfast After the Bell (2 Schools)
  • $750 Prizes for Implementing School Breakfast Program (2 Schools)

Not only is there opportunity to win prizes, but all participating schools are eligible to apply for NKH’s breakfast grants, totaling $30,000. For these grants, there is no free and/or reduced price meal percentage requirement. Instructions and the link to apply for a breakfast grant can be found on page 3 of the Wisconsin School Breakfast Challenge Toolkit.

Ready to get started? Register your School and visit the Hunger Task Force website to gather all the details. Considering a new School Breakfast Program? Contact

Starting a School Breakfast Program

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



Tracy Huffman, MS, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 266-7112
(on maternity leave until August 2019)
Hannah Snider, MPH, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 267-9286
Carla Schmitz-Frank, MS, RDN, CD
Public Health Nutritionist
(608) 266-5197