Breakfast Challenge 2018


Did you know? Kids who eat a healthy school breakfast do better in math, have higher attendance and are more likely to graduate.
School breakfast fuels academic success. Yet, each day too many Northeast Tennessee students miss out.
Make this school year the best one yet: join the Breakfast Challenge!
Take action to connect more students with breakfast, and win cash for your school.


Schools across Northeast Tennessee will compete for cash by increasing participation in their school breakfast program.  Over $10,000 in funding to be given away to area schools.

How does my school enter?

To compete, you must enroll below.  Schools located in Greene, Hawkins, Sullivan, and Washington Counties are eligible to participate.

Helpful Tips

Browse through the documents below to get a better understanding of a Breakfast after the Bell program, and gain insight into what programs 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.

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.

Community eligibility provision (CEP) is an innovative program that makes it easier for high need schools to serve free meals – both breakfast and lunch – to all students by removing the need for schools to collect paper applications.

Breakfast in the Classroom and Grab & Go Stories

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.

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