Research shows that school breakfast is good for students, classrooms, and communities. Making breakfast a part of the school day increases access to breakfast so more hungry students get fed.
Breakfast After the Bell is a requirement for certain schools if 70% or more of the students are eligible for federal free or reduced price meals. Because of the Student Success Act, there is grant funding available to support Breakfast After the Bell Implementation.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but too many hungry students miss a morning meal. Schools that offer a Breakfast After the Bell (BAtB) program by implementing models such as Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC), Grab and Go to the Classroom, and Second Chance Breakfast, are able to increase access to school breakfast and provide more kids with the healthy food they need to learn and grow.
The Student Success Act was adopted during the 2019 legislative session and its passage represented a real commitment by Oregon's leaders to our children, our educators, our schools, and our state. This included the expansion of school breakfast programs through the Breakfast after the Bell (BAtB) requirement.
The Student Success Act included a requirement that school districts, public charter schools, and education service districts must, beginning in School Year 2020-21, make breakfast accessible at a school site if 70% or more of the students at that school site, from a previous year, were “eligible students". “Eligible students" are those students who are eligible for free or reduced price meals under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE: The Student Success Act provides equipment grant funding for those sponsors operating the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program who are required to implement Breakfast After the Bell. Keep an eye out for forthcoming grant funding announcements in the School Nutrition Newsletter.
SY 2023-24 Breakfast After the Bell Required Site List shows which sites are required to provide Breakfast after the Bell and which sites are eligible for the exemption from that requirement.
Breakfast After the Bell Service Models includes information about breakfast in the classroom, grab and go to the classroom, and second chance breakfast.
No Kid Hungry: In this link, you will find guidance to implement BatB:
Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom
Time spent by students consuming breakfast can be considered instructional time when students consume breakfast in the classroom and instruction is being provided while students are consuming breakfast. No more than 15 minutes may be considered instructional time when students are consuming breakfast.
The Breakfast After the Bell Equipment Grant is a non-competitive grant award of $3,574.47 used for the purpose of reimbursing recipients to purchase new equipment or repair, renovate or upgrade equipment require to serve students breakfast after the bell. The equipment grant only applies to sponsors/sites operating the NSLP School Breakfast Program and is one of the
sites required to operate Breakfast After the Bell. The students need to be on campus for in-person learning for the Breakfast After the Bell implementation and grant to be applicable.
Equipment Grant Process
Equipment Grant Resources