School Breakfast Program (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.

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. 


Breakfast After the Bell Legislation
Breakfast After the Bell Tool-Kit
Breakfast After the Bell Questions & Answers
SY2021 Qualifying Schools

Breakfast After the Bell Opt Out Form

National School Breakfast Week Mach 8-12, 2021

National School Breakfast Week is a great way to recognize your district or your cafeteria with the goal of increasing participation and awareness by:

  • Debuting new recipes or food items
  • Spread the message to parents that you’re serving healthy breakfasts
  • Earn media coverage from local papers, TV stations, and bloggers
  • Connect with teachers and administrators to spread the word that school breakfasts are healthy and integral to student learning

National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) celebrates the importance school breakfast. To find out this year’s theme, download artwork, and more go to: https://schoolnutrition.org/meetings/events/nsbw/2021/  

 

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

 

 

      For more information or questions about the School Breakfast Program please contact a Child Nutrition staff member.