Breakfast Facts for Parents and Students
Breakfast is critical for academic success and is the most important meal of the day.
- Kids who eat breakfast do better on tests
- Breakfast helps kids focus in class
- Kids who eat breakfast perform better in math
- A healthy school breakfast is fuel to power a kid’s day
To find out if your child is eligible for free or reduced price breakfast, and for a list of schools participating in the Breakfast After the Bell program, please visit the Clark County School District’s website.
Advocate for breakfast in schools
Visit the No Kid Hungry school breakfast page for information on best practices: School Breakfast Programs.
Breakfast in Schools
Want to find out if your school is eligible for universal breakfast, or have an interest in how to encourage breakfast in other ways? Contact your food service department today at CCSD Food Service Department.
For more quick facts about how breakfast is beneficial to schools, download this brochure.
- Breakfast in the Classroom Myths
- Breakfast Nudges
- Grab and Go tips
- Innovative Breakfast Delivery Options
- Pre-Implementation Checklist
Addressing Food Waste
- Food Service Department – Share Tables
- SNHD – Share Table Practices
- USDA – The Use of Share Tables in Child Nutrition Programs
Breakfast After the Bell
Also known as Senate Bill 503 (SB 503), Breakfast After the Bell is a law that was passed to change the direction of the school breakfast program by increasing participation, so that students start the day well-nourished and ready to learn. All schools with free and reduced lunch eligibility of 70 percent or greater are mandated to serve breakfast after the start of the school day.
In 2015, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign selected Three Square Food Bank as one of six organizations to receive a grant through the Social Innovation Fund to implement a proven strategy to ending childhood hunger. CCSD Food Service Department spearheaded the implementation of Breakfast After the Bell in eligible schools, connecting more than 71,000 students enrolled in free and reduced meals with the fuel they need to start their day and succeed. Three Square was able to support these efforts by launching the “Powered by Breakfast” campaign.
This campaign is also in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Governor’s Council on Food Insecurity. It focuses on raising awareness of the school breakfast program among parents and students. To learn more about Breakfast After the Bell, download the SB 503 FAQ sheet.