Funded by the Walmart Foundation, the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (the Partners) developed this initiative in response to their shared passion for child nutrition and its potential for improving educational outcomes and child health. The Partners include the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation (NAESP), the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) and The NEA Foundation.
The Partners provide grants to high-need schools and districts to cover the upfront costs often associated with the start-up and implementation of alternative breakfast models, such as equipment purchases, outreach efforts to parents, program promotion, and other related expenses. Grant funds do not cover the cost of food, which are covered through the federal School Breakfast Program. In addition, the Partners provide technical assistance to participating school districts and bring together allies from the state and local anti-hunger, health, nutrition, and education communities to help support the effort.
As a result of our work, participating, low-income schools across the country have seen dramatic increases in school breakfast participation.