Appleseed and Nebraska SNAC are working to expand school breakfast in Nebraska

Kids need food to be healthy, do well in school, and stay out of trouble. School meals help provide that food for tens of thousands of families across Nebraska.

Nebraska Appleseed has worked for many years to promote healthy school meals for all kids at the state, district, and school levels. 

As part of that work, we facilitate the Nebraska Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC), where statewide champions work on projects to support school nutrition programs together. The Go Big Breakfast project, part of the Nebraska SNAC, focuses on Nebraska school breakfast. With school breakfast in particular, changes that move programs out of the cafeteria and make it part of the school day (aka Alternative Breakfast Models) not only feed more hungry kids but also support school nutrition equity.

The Nebraska SNAC recently updated our Go Big Breakfast outreach materials to emphasize the lessons learned from COVID-19 and to reinvigorate the breakfast systems-change work that’s been happening in Nebraska school districts. These resources are designed to answer some of the biggest concerns we hear from decision makers in the breakfast ecosystem. They’re perfect for making the case for Alternative Breakfast Models in your school and district!

At GoBigBreakfast.org, you can find resources specifically for parents/caregivers, school nutrition staff, school administrators, and teachers, or look at some of our state’s overall performance.

Kids often can’t champion these changes themselves because adults and adult problems get in the way. Help be the change in your school by sharing these advocacy resources!

Stay up-to-date by signing up to receive Nebraska SNAC’s monthly newsletter, or reach out to Eric at esavaiano@neappleseed.org for more information.

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