School Breakfast Program (SBP)

SBP

School Breakfast is healthy, convenient, and affordable. The benefits of breakfast include improved academic performance, attention span, and behavior. Students who eat breakfast have fewer missed school days and fewer visits to the nurse. The School Breakfast Program provides students  up to the age of 21, who are enrolled in public and private nonprofit schools and residential child care institutions, with the fuel they need to be full, focused, and ready to learn. 

The SBP is a federally funded meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It is administered at the federal level by the USDA and at the state level by the Maine Department of Education, Child Nutrition.

If you have questions regarding the School Breakfast Program, please contact a member of the Child Nutrition staff. 

Breakfast After the Bell

Breakfast After the Bell Grant Application  This is one-time offering to schools starting the Alternative Breakfast Delivery Service Program. The school must have at least 50% of students qualified for a free or reduced-price lunch during the preceding school year. A non-competitive application will need to be submitted prior to schools taking part in the program. 

Schools No Longer Eligible for Breakfast After the Bell after July 1, 2022

Breakfast After the Bell Required Schools
Breakfast After the Bell Legislation
Breakfast After the Bell Tool-Kit
Breakfast After the Bell Questions & Answers
 

Breakfast After the Bell Opt Out Form

Operations and Guidance

Pricing

  • A public school that serves breakfast shall provide all students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals under a meal that meets the requirements at no cost to the student. The State shall provide funding equal to the difference between the federal reimbursement for a free breakfast and the federal reimbursement for a reduced-price breakfast for each student.
  • Private schools cannot charge more than $.30 for reduced price breakfast
  • Federal SBP Regulations link to USDA

Meal Pattern Resources and Training

Marketing

 

    What's For Breakfast?
    Three Week Cycle Menu
    Breakfast Burrito
    with Salsa
    Milk
    Bagel
    Yogurt
    Fruit
    Milk
    Breakfast Pizza
    Fruit
    Milk
    Apple Maple Breakfast Bread
    Yogurt
    Fruit
    Milk

    Yogurt Parfait
    Milk

    Breakfast Apple Bake
    with Yogurt & Granola
    Milk
    Pancake Breakfast
    Fruit
    Milk
    Fruit Smoothie
    Graham Crackers
    Milk
    Wild Maine Blueberry Oat Muffins
    Cheese Stick
    Fruit
    Milk
     

    Hunter's Breakfast

    Toast
    Eggs
    Sausage
    Baked Beans
    Milk

    Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin
    Cheese Stick
    Fruit
    Milk
    Overnight Oats
    Fruit
    Milk
    Breakfast Sandwich
    Fruit
    Milk
    French Toast Bake
    Fruit
    Milk
    Scones
    Yogurt
    Fruit
    Milk