School Breakfast Resources

By The Numbers

Make Your Case With Data

Knowing how many students are receiving breakfast — and how many are not — is key to making the case for breakfast after the bell. Hunger Free New Jersey and the Food Research & Action Center conducted an analysis of high-poverty schools that must serve breakfast after the bell no later than September 2019. The data show participation rates and the additional federal dollars each district would receive if participation improved to 80 percent of enrolled, eligible children.

Advocacy, Outreach & Implementation Tools

Money for Meals

While federal reimbursements typically cover the cost of providing meals to children through the school breakfast, summer and afterschool meals programs, organizations sometime face other uncovered expenses. 

A variety of organizations provide funding for start-up costs, such as insulated bags or grab-n-go carts, while others may offer dollars for capitol improvements, staffing and other costs associated with participating in these programs

Helpful Links

Breakfast Works!

Even more resources to help implement and fund successful school breakfast programs. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Click the button below for contact info. 

Community Eligibility

This options enables schools to feed all children for free, while reducing paperwork and eliminating stigma.

National Education Association

NEA provides resources for teachers to make breakfast after the bell work in the classroom

Fuel Up to Play 60

The American Dairy Association Northeast's program provides funds schools to improve students nutrition.

Implementation Guide

The Food Research & Action Center's guide gives you everything you need to implement a successful breakfast proogram.

Need More Help?

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture administers child nutrition programs on the state level and can help with implementation of school breakfast, summer and afterschool meals.
The United States Department of Agriculture funds and sets rules for child nutrition programs. Find resources and information about all federal child nutrition programs here.
The American Dairy Association Northeast provides technical assistance and grants for school breakfast and summer meals. Contact Aisha King at aking@milk4u.org.
The Food Research & Action Center provides a host of resources for all child nutrition programs.
No Kid Hungry provides implementation and advocacy tools for all child nutrtion programs.
Breakfast in the Classroom provides grants, implementation and advocacy tools for school breakfast.

New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign

Hunger Free New Jersey leads the New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign. We welcome new partners!