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3.28.2013 A New Video Resource: Classroom Breakfast in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District has released a new video about school breakfast. Learn how LAUSD has successfully implemented Classroom Breakfast. Hear school stakeholders describe the benefits of the model and the best practices they employ.

"It is the most solvable problem. Students who are fed and well-nourished can concentrate on the task at hand, which is to learn and lead." - LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy

3.26.2013 New Funding Opportunity - Applications due April 19,  2013

Action for Healthy Kids released its School Grants for Healthy Kids funding opportunities for the 2013-14 school year. Approximately 400 schools will be awarded funds ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and school breakfast and physical activity expertise. They'll also provide schools with management expertise and support to develop strong alternative and universal breakfast or physical activity programs.

For more details, instructions, and to download the application, go here.

1.17.2013 New Funding Opportunity - Applications due February 7, 2013

The American Association of School Administrators has grants available for urban school districts that want to expand their school breakfast programs through the Classroom Breakfast or Grab n' Go models. The application and more information are available here.

11.19.2012 New School Meal Data

The BreakfastFirst school meal analysis describes student participation in the federal School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program, and the resulting fiscal impact on public school districts throughout California. Find new district-, county-, and state-level data tables here.

10.18.2012 Upcoming Grant Opportunity - Applications Available December 7

On December 7, 2012 the California Department of Education plans to release the 2013-14 application for the School Breakfast Start-Up and Expansion Grants. Applications will be due February 1, 2013. School sites may request up to $15,000. More information is available here.

10.2.2012 State Superintendent Torlakson Encourages School Breakfast for Health and Academics

In a recent letter to County and School District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Food Service Directors, Superintendent Torlakson urged schools to expand their breakfast programs and embrace innovative service models. For more on increasing school breakfast participation, visit our Successful Breakfast Models page.

Tried and True Tools from San Diego USD

San Diego Unified School District's comprehensive handbook on funding, implementing, and operating Classroom Breakfast and other breakfast models is available on the Research and Resources page. This fantastic resources includes everything from equipment lists to training materials to communications strategies. Thank you, SDUSD!

Side-by-Side Comparison of School Breakfast Models

This table provides a side-by-side comparison of four school breakfast models: Traditional Breakfast, Classroom Breakfast, Grab n' Go, and Second Chance Breakfast. View the table here.

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