School Breakfast Program
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Child Nutrition

School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a Child Nutrition Program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and operates in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Public or nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions may participate in the SBP.

LEAs operating the SBP must meet the current meal pattern and nutrition standards and federal requirements to offer free or reduced price meals to eligible students.

Research demonstrates the importance of providing breakfast to children and youth. Children who eat a good breakfast perform better in school, have better attendance, and exhibit fewer behavior problems.

2018 Breakfast of Champions
The 2018 Breakfast of Champions Awards are here! Please fill out and submit your nomination forms to on or before December 19, 2017.

Nomination Example from a 2017 Champion - Crescent School District

Promote and Grow the School Breakfast Program

Tools and Resources

Meal Pattern, Menus and Recipes

Research Supporting Breakfast and Educational Outcomes

School Nutrition Programs

Program Supervisor
Wendy Barkley, 360-725-6220

Administrative Support
Samantha Brueske, 360-725-6203

Program Specialists
Chuck Ziara, 360-725-6222

Debra Calhoun, 509-323-2751

Kari Lund, 425-776-2955

Katie Mettler, 425-917-7924

Lisa Jekel, 360-725-4957

Pam Mahre, 509-575-2412

NSLP Specialist Assigned Territories


   Updated 11/7/2017

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