Breakfast Challenge

School breakfast fuels academic success.  Yet, each day too many Tennessee students miss out.
Make this semester the best one yet: take the Breakfast Challenge!
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From January 1 to March 31, 2017, schools across Northeast Tennessee will compete for prizes and recognition by increasing participation in their school breakfast program. As more kids participate in school breakfast, chances for winning grow! Over $6,000 worth of prizes will be awarded to the winning schools.

How does my school enter?

To compete, you must enroll at All public schools located in Northeast Tennessee (Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington Counties) are eligible to participate.

Anyone can enter a school to compete (FNS Directors, Administrative Staff, Teachers, Parents, and/or students).

The school with the highest increase in breakfast participation will become the breakfast champion.

Helpful Tips

Browse through the documents below to get a better understanding of the overall layout of a School Breakfast Program, and also gain more insight into what programs and ideas that can be implemented in your school.

This Resource shows one of the most effective ways to significantly boost school breakfast participation is to make it a part of the school day. Traditional school breakfast programs often operate too early for students to participate, particularly if bus or carpool schedules do not allow them to get there on time.

This resource sheds light on 5 common myths that persist about Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC), including that BIC takes away from instructional time, and that it causes messes in the classroom.

This resource highlights the tricks of the trade to make your Grab and Go program efficient and effective. No Kid Hungry team found several tactics to make the most of your Grab and Go program.

Learn about the most effective ways to boost school breakfast participation. This resource breaks down how each Breakfast After the Bell model is structured, and the percentage increase your school breakfast program can experience by using Breakfast After the Bell Models.