The Breakfast Challenge
What is the Challenge?
The New Hampshire Department of Education (DOE) and School Breakfast Challenge partners are challenging all schools and school administrative units (SAUs) to increase their school breakfast participation.
There are hungry children in every school. In fact, there are more than 40,000 food insecure children in New Hampshire. Children with hungry bodies and preoccupied minds cannot perform to their highest potential in the classroom. Regardless of the reason that children do not eat breakfast before reaching the classroom, children of all ages do better in school when they start the day with the strong foundation of a good breakfast. Learn more about the benefits of school breakfast here.
What are the Goals of the Challenge?
All schools will aim to raise breakfast participation by at least 25% from October 2013 to
October 2015 .
Schools able to meet the Challenge will be eligible to receive monetary awards
Who Can Help Me Meet this Challenge?
The New England Dairy & Food Council is offering grants to schools to help them increase their School Breakfast Program participation. The School Nutrition Association of New Hampshire and the Children’s Alliance of New Hampshire will also offer schools technical assistance to help meet the Challenge.
Schools able to meet the Challenge will be eligible to receive monetary awards and recognition.