School Breakfast Program

Go Big Breakfast Website

Did you know children who eat breakfast have better focusmiss less school, have higher grades and test scores, and are more likely to have a lower body mass index than children who skip breakfast? Despite knowing these facts, Nebraska continues to rank very low in school breakfast participation.

Go Big Breakfast is a coalition of advocates, educators, administrators, school nutrition professionals, and state agency leaders who have joined forces to help Nebraska improve school breakfast participation. Making breakfast a seamless part of the school day can have a huge impact on students’ health and academic success.

Go Big Breakfast Grant Opportunity

 Schools can apply for up to $5,000 to fund expenses to pilot an alternative breakfast model (like Grab and Go, Second Chance, or Breakfast in the Classroom) for their school breakfast program.

Grants applications are being accepted from January 13 – February 21, 2020.

Visit Go Big Breakfast Take Action to learn more and apply.


  • Breakfast Program Modules available on Moodle. To view the modules you will need to create an account by registering. There is a short video explaining how to register. Once you have an account select Nutrition Education, Breakfast Program to view the module on:
    • The Importance of School Breakfast
    • Promoting School Breakfast

Meal Pattern Requirements

School Nutrition Association Resources

Updated January 11, 2021 8:05am