School Breakfast Program
National School Breakfast Week Contests
The Office for Child Nutrition is excited to announce two statewide contests – Best Ideas
and Student Poster
– to promote National School Breakfast Week! National School Breakfast Week is dedicated to encouraging students, staff and school officials to increase school breakfast participation. Take the School Breakfast Challenge
is the theme for this year’s campaign, which will be March 6-10, 2017. The Office for Child Nutrition is sponsoring the contests along with other activities during the week to generate awareness about the school breakfast programs.
We hope you will consider participating in these contests and help us promote the importance of child nutrition and its impact on learning. The contests are open only to Ohio schools participating in the food program. Details about each contest are below.
Best Ideas Contest
Is your school doing something special to increase breakfast program participation? If so, share your unique ideas or best practices for a chance to win! Submit your ideas to Carmen Stewart at Carmen.Stewart@education.ohio.gov
. The Office for Child Nutrition will review and select the best ideas. The sponsor submitting the winning idea will receive a visit from the Office for Child Nutrition staff during National School Breakfast Week and the opportunity to take pictures with our mascot, Munch the Fox. The Ohio Department of Education may feature the best ideas on its website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or in this newsletter. Contest winners will also be recognized at the Child Nutrition Program Training and Vendor Show, on Monday, March 6, at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH. The contest deadline is Friday, Feb. 17
Student Poster Contest
We invite students to express themselves and create a colorful poster about the benefits of school breakfast. Students may use materials such as paint, crayons, colored pencils or markers to create an 11”x 14” poster using the theme A Healthy Breakfast Leads to Successful Learning.
Submit posters to:
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front St.
Mail Stop 303
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
The Office for Child Nutrition will select posters that most effectively promote the importance of school breakfast. The Child Nutrition Program Training and Vendor Show will feature the winning posters on Monday, March 6, at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH.
Student posters cannot be returned. The contest deadline is Friday, Feb. 17.
For questions about either contest, email Carmen.Stewart@education.ohio.gov
USDA Memo SP 40-2011 Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Outreach to Households on the Availability of the School Breakfast Program provides guidance on the implementation of the provision requiring schools to conduct outreach on the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP).
Schools participating in the SBP must inform families of the availability of breakfasts. A notification of the availability of breakfast must be relayed just prior to or at the beginning of the school year in the informational packets that are sent to each household with free and reduced price meal applications for the new school year. In addition, schools should send reminders regarding the availability of the SBP multiple times throughout the school year. Schools can provide reminders to children through their public address systems in schools or through means normally used to communicate with the households of enrolled children. Other acceptable outreach activities may include developing or disseminating printed or electronic material to families. For example, information about the SBP should be posted on the school’s website.
Below are sample school breakfast notification flyers that can be used to fulfill the written household notification requirement. Include information specific to the site serving breakfast and send a copy home to all households.
Reports show that students who eat breakfast improve their behavior and ability to perform in the classroom. The School Breakfast Program provides an estimated 32 million breakfasts at more than 1,400 sites in a year. Following is useful information for starting, increasing participation and promoting your breakfast program.
School Breakfast Program Grant
General Terms and Conditions for the School Breakfast Grant:
|Barnesville Exempted Village
||Barnesville High School
|Crestline Exempted Village
||Crestline High School
||Beavercreek High School
|Benjamin Logan Local
||Benjamin Local Middle School
||Berkshire High School
|Black River Local
||Black River High School
|Brecksville-Broadview Heights City
|Caldwell Exempted Village
|Carrollton Exempted Village
||Carollton High School
||Centerburg High School
||Chillicothe High School/Middle School
|Clifton Christian Academy
|Cincinnati Learning Schools
||Cincinnati Learning Schools Carpe Diem
|Clermont Northeastern Local
||Clermont Northeastern Elementary School
|Cleveland Heights-University Heights City
||Cleveland Heights High School
||Cloverleaf High School
|Constellation Schools: Collinwood Village Academy
||Collinwood Village Academy
|Colonel Crawford Local
||Hannah William Crawford
|Covington Exempted Village
||Covington Middle School
||Crestview Elementary School
||Dalton Local Schools
||Delphos Jefferson Middle School
||Thomas Elementary School
|East Muskingum Local
||Pike Elementary School
|Constellation Schools: Eastside Arts Academy
||Eastside Arts Academy
||John Gregg Elementary, Edison Middle School
|Constellation Schools: Elyria Community
||Elyria Community Elementary
||Greenview High School
|Greenfield Exempted Village
||McClain High School
||Greenon High School
|Jonathan Alder Local
||Jonathan Alder Junior High School
||Liberty High School
|Liberty Union-Thurston Local
||Liberty Union High School, Liberty Union Middle School
|Lisbon Exempted Village
||David Anderson Jr/Sr High
|Lorain County JVS
||Lorain County JVS High School
||Loveland Elementary School
||Southeastern Jr/Sr High School
||Margaretta High School
||Newbury High School
|Newcomerstown Exempted Village
||Tinora Elementary School
|Oak Hill Union Local
||Oak Hill Elementary
|Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Middle
||Old Brooklyn Community Middle
|Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Elementary
||Old Brooklyn Community Elementary
||Alum Creek Elementary, Wyandot Run Elementary
|Constellation Schools: Parma Community
||Parma Community - Day Drive
||Pickerington Central HS
|Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Elementary
||Puritas Community Elementary, Puritas Community Middle
||Baldwin Road Junior High, Slate Ridge Elementary
|River View Local
||Hadden Elementary, Melridge Elementary, LaMuth Middle School
|South Range Local
||South Range High School
||Byrnedale Elementary, McKinley Elementary
||Triad Local High School
||Sailorway Middle School
|Walnut Township Local
|West Clermont Local
||Westfall Middle School
|Constellation Schools: Westside Community School of the Arts
||Westside Community School of the Arts
||St Anthony Elementary
|Constellation Schools: Stockyard Community Middle
||Stockyard Community Elementary, Stockyard Community Middle
|Western Reserve Local
||Western Reserve Elementary
|Constellation Schools: Westpark Community Middle
||Westpark Community Elementary, Westpark Community Middle
|Constellation Schools: Lorain Community Elementary
||Lorain Community Elementary
|Constellation Schools: Lorain Community Middle
||Lorain Community Middle
|Interactive Media & Construction (IMAC)
||Mansfield Choice Academies
The procurement in relation to this award must comply with local, state and federal procurement guidelines, whichever is more prescriptive. Ensure that all procurement for equipment and supplies is conducted in a manner that provides, to the maximum extent possible, open and free competition.
Grant funds may be used for the following:
1. Equipment to facilitate alternative breakfast model (i.e. insulated bags, carts, kiosks, garbage bags,trash cans, wireless POS machines, etc.)
2. Kitchen equipment to help increase food quality (i.e. freezers, refrigerators, storage, etc.)
3. Nutrition education materials
4. Advertising materials to promote program
5. Giveaways for student participation and school-level staff breakfast program support
Grant funds may not be used for:
6. Contract fees
7. Advertising for specific companies or projects
Unexpended funds of the approved grant will be refunded to Ohio Department of Education, Office for Child Nutrition for further award to eligible applicants. For information, please contact Beverly Farmer, Education Program Specialist at (614) 387-7559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Office for Child Nutrition's hotline at (800) 808-6325.
Sample Meal Identification Signage
Click here for sample meal identification signage for breakfast. The signage is blank to allow schools to input items offered specific to their school. Schools can click tools on the left side of the page, click content editing, add text, click on page where they want to add specific food items, then type items and update as necessary.
- For a Microsoft Word version of the document, click here.
Breakfast in Ohio
Ohio's Food Service Directors’ creative breakfast service and marketing ideas as well as suggestions for positive breakfast programs and promotions. Includes individual school's success stories.
Starting a Breakfast Program
Suggestions for starting a breakfast program including considerations when starting a breakfast program.
Strategies to Increase Breakfast Participation
Marketing strategies for food service staff to use with students, teachers, parents and the community to increase breakfast participation and information on ways to increase breakfast participation through Grab 'n' Go Breakfast, Breakfast in the Classroom and Breakfast After 1st Period.
Breakfast Promotions and Classroom Activities
Ideas to promote breakfast in the cafeteria such as theme days and classroom activities like Give Me a Breakfast Bingo, are you a Lean Eating Machine and others.
Breakfast Recipes, Menus, and Nutrition Information
Ideas for creative menus with recipes, ideas to create healthful breakfasts including ways to add fiber to recipes, and the National School Breakfast meal pattern.
Articles and Handouts to Promote Breakfast
Promote breakfast with ready to use articles and recipes for local papers, menus, and school newspapers.
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Last Modified: 2/15/2017 11:26:39 AM