Nutrition - Breakfast Resources (can also be found under Breakfast Resources)

General Resources on Breakfast in Schools

Action for Healthy Kids NY-Provides resources live and on-line training, resources and grants to support school wellness and  improve the health of NYS students. Resources include support in creating wellness policies, Breakfast in the Classroom and other programs.

  • It’s common sense: Healthy children are better learners. And as more research surrounding “the learning connection” – the crucial link between quality nutrition, physical activity and academic performance – is done, evidence backing that assertion only continues to mount. Download an overview of the learning connection here. updated 2013 

Breakfast After the Bell ( This coalition provides multiple resources and links for school and health professionals, parents and students from: the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Pediatrics, Food Action Center, Dairy Farming Today, Dairy Management Inc, Got Milk, Hunger Solutions NY, MyPlate, NYS Academy of Family Physician, National Medical Association, NYSED's Think Breakfast, NYS School Nutrition Association, NYS Dietetic Association and USDA Breakfast. 

Breakfast in the Classroom:National Education Association (NEA) -Provides multiple resources for schools and is supported by the School Nutrition Foundation.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) School Breakfast Program-Provides resources and data on School Breakfast Eligibility Infographics and Charts, Expanding School Breakfast Participation, School Breakfast Outreach, and   School Breakfast State/Local Data Report Toolkit, and impact of breakfast on learning.

NYSED Resources 

Think Breakfast!

Think Breakfast! Materials for New York State Teachers who register to participate in the free Think Breakfast! Program receive a custom-collated package that includes a variety of materials to educate students about the benefits of eating breakfast. Customized materials are available for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Teachers can register as a group at their school or individually if they are the only teacher who will participate. 

School Breakfast Program (SBP)

The School Breakfast Program provides cash assistance to states to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The Food and Nutrition service administers the SBP at the Federal level. State education agencies administer the SBP at the state level, and local school food authorities operate the Program in schools.

"Energize Your Day with School Breakfast" Toolkit- Provides link to USDA Team Nutrition and School Breakfast Resources (9/13) 

Resources for Administrators To Learn More About Breakfast and Learning

Expand School Breakfast Resources from AASA- Superintendent -Leadership Resources

School Breakfast-Improving Attendance, Health and Behavior: Moving Breakfast Out of the Cafeteria (Winter 2013)

Start the School Day Ready to Learn with Breakfast in the Classroom Principals Share What Works (FRAC)/National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) 11/2013

The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success through Healthy School Environments GENYOUth Foundation (2013) 


Page updated 12/16/19