Breakfast Initiative

The Breakfast Initiative, which concluded its work in 2014, promoted a healthy school breakfast and evaluated its impact on several measures. The initiative built the evidence base around the effect of an innovative school breakfast delivery model, produced the Breakfast Effect video series to answer common questions around the impact of school breakfast, and gathered resources for schools and advocates.

Breakfast Initiative


  • Gain insight into the impact of Breakfast in the Classroom on children’s health and wellbeing
  • Engage stakeholders to improve the School Breakfast Program
  • Increase at-risk children’s participation in the School Breakfast Program

Our Approach

Research and evaluate the Breakfast in the Classroom model.

Convene researchers and industry thought leaders.

Share the findings with policy and decision makers.

Learn about the initiative goals, and the evidence and recommendations we use to develop the goals.


Who's Involved