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.

Breakfast After the Bell Implementation

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

Program Specialists
Andrea Hollin, 360-764-0411

Debra Calhoun, 509-323-2751

Hannah Powell, 360-725-6105

Kari Lund, 360-810-1163

Katy Bretanus, 360-952-3313

Lisa Jekel, 360-725-4957

Pam Mahre, 360-688-3352

Rachel Floyd, 360-742-4155

NSLP Specialist Assigned Territories

Toll Free Number

Agency TTY


   Updated 2/19/2019

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