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!
- 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.
Starting a School Breakfast Program
Serving Up a Successful School Breakfast Program - A Guide for School Breakfast Program Implementation, updated December 2015
- School Breakfast Program Cost/Benefit Analysis: Achieving a profitable SBP - UW Extension, Family Living Program
- USDA - Energize Your Day with School Breakfast Toolkit - information on starting or expanding a breakfast program, menu planning, designing a marketing plan, financial planning, surveys, flyers, brochures, posters and other promotional pieces.
- To sign your school up for this program or for more information contact DPISBP@dpi.wi.gov.
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
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Report
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.
- Understanding USDA's Severe Need Breakfast Program Webcast
- Tool to determine Severe Need Breakfast for SY 2017-18
- Tool to determine Severe Need Breakfast for SY 2018-19
- Tool to determine Severe Need breakfast for SY 2019-2020
USDA Guidance Memorandum
- Eligibility for Severe Need Rates for the School Breakfast Program (SBP) SP 23, USDA, 09/22/05