On March 3, Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (Oakland) and Tony Thurmond (Richmond) introduced AB 1240, Breakfast After the Bell. The bill calls for practical changes that will improve access to school breakfast on thousands of campuses across the state, ensuring that more California kids ar
Nearly 3 in 5 California public school students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Those resources help our most vulnerable students learn, grow, and achieve to their fullest potential – but millions of kids across the state are missing out on the benefits of school breakfa
Millions of kids across California are gearing up for the new school year. Do they have everything they need to succeed? CFPA’s latest school meal analysis examines participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. See how well we’re reaching studen
Our goal is to make BreakfastFirst.org your go-to source of information about improving school breakfast programs. We’ve revamped the website to better share resources that will help you advocate and implement effective breakfast programs.
This video from our friends at the California School Boards Association, featuring CFPA staff member Nikki Edwards, celebrates the Classroom Breakfast program at El Monte City School District. Watch Classroom Breakfast in action and hear the school community — from students the
A substantial body of research reveals several important links between breakfast and health. For more details and complete references to studies connecting breakfast, nutrition, and health, please read our Benefits of Breakfast fact sheet. PDF
The United States Department of Agriculture (the federal administrators of the School Breakfast Program) released this Q & A on the federal nutrition standards that come into effect for the 2014-15 school year. Access the Q & A document. PDF
Goal 1: All California schools offer the School Breakfast Program. Goal 2: All California schools adopt after-the-bell breakfast models or
other practices that maximize participation. Goal 3: All school breakfasts appeal to students and promote optimal health.