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.
Promote and Grow the School Breakfast Program
Tools and Resources
Meal Pattern, Menus and Recipes
Research Supporting Breakfast and Educational Outcomes