Offer universal free breakfast and other expanded options such as Breakfast In The Classroom and Grab-N-Go
Approximately 15% of schools (127) offer universal free breakfast
Approximately 20% of schools serve breakfast using an alternative model and/or serve breakfast free to all students: 50 schools serve breakfast using an alternative model (Jan 2014); 113 schools serve free breakfast to all students through Community Eligibility Provision or Provision 2 (SY 14-15)
25% of schools offer expanded breakfast programs using multiple options
Team with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program outreach teams statewide to enroll
more households in benefits thereby increasing direct certification identified students eligible
for free school meals and moving schools closer to the Community Eligibility Provision threshold.
Take a mandatory breakfast program bill to the next legislative session.
Provide grants to schools interested in offering an alternative breakfast model.
Seek support from legislators and partners to urge school Community Eligiblility Provision
Grant funding incentivizes schools to join alternative breakfast models.
Director, School Nutrition Programs, Office of Public Instruction (OPI)
Director, Montana No Kid Hungry
Chief Policy Officer, Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN)