To make the implementation of your Breakfast in the Classroom program easier, below you’ll find downloadable toolkits to help you execute your program, and run it efficiently.

Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing a Breakfast After the Bell Program

The Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom developed this guide (pdf) to provide you with the tools and resources to help you implement a successful breakfast after the bell program.

A Tough Nut to Crack: School Nutrition Operator & Industry: Food + Equipment Conversations

The School Nutrition Foundation hosted a Breakfast in the Classroom bonus session at the School Nutrition Industry Conference in January 2017. This report (pdf) captures the conversations as school nutrition program operators and industry members discuss challenges and solutions in transitioning breakfast service to an after the bell model.

A Closer Look at School Breakfast Service Times

The School Nutrition Foundation spotlights findings from the 2016 School Nutrition Operations Report (pdf) on how timing the morning meal can have impact on participation. Spoiler Alert: The data suggests that participation will increase if you serve breakfast after the start of the school day.

Best Practices and Success Stories Toolkit

Our Success Stories and Best Practices toolkit provides participating districts with:

  • Success story tools
  • Menu survey tools
  • Satisfaction survey tools
  • Focus group tools.

Download the Best Practices and Success Stories Toolkit (pdf).

NEA Foundation School Breakfast Toolkit

This toolkit provides everything you need to know about the need for Breakfast in the Classroom, along with tips and tricks for participating districts, schools and educators.

Download the NEA Foundation School Breakfast Toolkit (pdf).

100 Books to Read Over Breakfast (pdf)

Project breakFAST Toolkit

The Project breakFAST Toolkit contains guidelines and templates for getting started, marketing and evaluation resources, and best practices from schools that have implemented successful Grab and Go and Second Chance breakfasts.

Download the Project breakfast Toolkit.

Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom Handbook for Education Leaders

This handbook (pdf) is a resource for local education leaders, including local union/association presidents, teachers, and supporting staff, describing the “nuts and bolts” of breakfast in the classroom and the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom initiative so they can be actively engaged in the design and implementation of successful programs. In the resource, education leaders can find more information about the grant, the application process, how to set up effective stakeholder teams, and options to be considered in the design and evaluation. Also included is a robust set of resources that can be used by any member of the school district breakfast teams.

For more resources, go to:

Food Research & Action Center’s Breakfast webpage.

School Nutrition Foundation’s Breakfast in the Classroom Resource Center.