Helping Kids Eat: School Breakfast

AAFB is focused on innovative school breakfast programs such as Breakfast in the Classroom and Grab and Go that are easily implemented and proven to increase participation. Too many Arizona children begin the school day hungry because they don’t eat breakfast at home and arrive too late to eat breakfast at school, assuming their families are even aware they qualify for free- or reduced-price school breakfasts. Getting more schools to offer these types of breakfast programs helps children struggling with hunger.

We are pleased to provide information, technical assistance and encouragement to help overcome concerns or obstacles standing in the way to implementing a successful breakfast program. Contact our Community Programs Manager Alexander for more information and how we can help you create a successful breakfast program at your school!

Breakfast Resources to Use and Share:

Increasing School Breakfast Webinar presented on 1/10/2017 reviews common obstacles and solutions for increasing breakfast participation. 

Click Here to download the PowerPoint of the webinar


Arizona Department of Education – Breakfast Information:  Toolkit resources specific to Arizona.

No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices – School Breakfast Information: Provides school breakfast program resources and tools including reports and case studies, guides and toolkits, issue briefs, community engagement templates and more

National Education Association Health Information Network Breakfast in the Classroom Toolkit:  Comprehensive toolkit that covers the many reasons BIC is the way to go in the morning, including an informative FAQ section.

USDA Guide to Different Ways to Serve Breakfast (PDF):  This guide explains the different ways breakfast can be served outside of the cafeteria and includes studies showing how using these methods increases breakfast participation.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) – Breakfast Information:  Lots of great information and research about why school breakfast is so important, including easy to read fact sheets to help promote expanding breakfast options.

Valley of the Sun United Way - End Hunger Goal:  Learn about Valley of the Sun United Way’s efforts to reduce the incidence of hunger in Maricopa County which includes the expansion of Breakfast in the Classroom.