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1. Provide a nutrient-rich breakfast for all school children
Offer universal free breakfast and other expanded options such as Breakfast In The Classroom and Grab-N-Go

2010 Baseline

Approximately 15% of schools (127) offer universal free breakfast 

 Progress Made

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)

 2017 Benchmark 

25% of schools offer expanded breakfast programs using multiple options

 

Action Steps:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     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.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Take a mandatory breakfast program bill to the next legislative session.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Provide grants to schools interested in offering an alternative breakfast model.

 

Best Practices:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Seek support from legislators and partners to urge school Community Eligiblility Provision

             participation.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Grant funding incentivizes schools to join alternative breakfast models.

 

Contact: 

     arrow-right-c  Christine Emerson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Director, School Nutrition Programs, Office of Public Instruction (OPI)

     arrow-right-c  Lisa Lee - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Director, Montana No Kid Hungry

     arrow-right-c  Lorianne Burhop - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Chief Policy Officer, Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN)

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