Does your school district offer a School Breakfast program? Recent data shows that only half of the children who eat school lunch also get their breakfast at school. USDA Food and Nutrition Service has opened applications for the Fiscal Year 2023 School Breakfast Expansion Grants, which will provide schools with funds to prepare nutritious, appealing breakfasts. These grants can also boost participation in school breakfast by making it available during the school day.
At E S Foods we have long supported and encouraged Breakfast in the Classroom as a means to boost participation. USDA concurs and notes that over 40% of students who have never participated in USDA’s School Breakfast Program say they would do so if eating in the classroom was an option.
We can help with making Classroom Breakfast an easy solution. E S Foods has been at the forefront of the grab & go concept and created the category of Classroom Breakfast with our portable Breakfast Breaks – now available in more than 20 varieties. These self-contained meals are shelf-stable, components are individually wrapped and even include individual utensils. And they are compliant with all mandated USDA standards. Breakfast Breaks make serving breakfast quick and easy while getting students ready to learn.
A total of $6 million in School Breakfast Expansion Grants is available to U.S. states and D.C., while $3 million is available to U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. Applications are due July 24, 2023, and awards will be made later this year.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to start the school year off right with breakfast!