Hungry kids struggle to succeed in school. Many schools offer a healthy breakfast each day before classes start, but a lot of eligible kids don’t participate. By offering breakfast at the beginning of the school day, more kids are able to benefit. This leads to better attendance, behavior and academic achievement. To increase breakfast participation through alternative breakfast models, there is an exciting grant opportunity available to high-need Kansas school districts and schools to cover the up-front costs associated with the start-up and implementation of Breakfast in the Classroom and Grab n’ Go programs. Funds cover the purchasing of equipment, outreach materials to parents, communications about the program, training for school employees and other related expenses.
The Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom provide technical assistance and support as well as bring in allies from Kansas anti-hunger, health, nutrition and education communities, including Kansas Action for Children. Over the past three years, the partners have worked with countless school districts to increase school breakfast participation across the country.
For more information on how your school can offer Breakfast in the Classroom, visit breakfastintheclassroom.org.