Start a Program

Student Nutrition Programs

A student nutrition program is an excellent way to help ensure children and youth in your community attend school well-nourished and ready to learn.

Student nutrition programs help to:

  • Provide students with healthy meals and snacks that provide the energy they need to stay alert and engaged throughout the school day;
  • foster a happy and healthy school environment;
  • decrease student absenteeism, in-class disruptions and conflict between students;
  • increase students self-esteem, problem-solving skills and creative abilities;
  • develop life-long healthy eating habits; and
  • provide children and youth with the best chance at success possible!

Start Up Kit

To help volunteers and Program Coordinators start a successful student nutrition program, Breakfast for Learning offers our Nutrition Program Start-Up Kit.

This helpful resource includes tips, information and descriptions to:

  • Determine the Need
  • Involve the Community and Recruit Volunteers
  • Set your Objectives
  • Develop an Action Plan
  • Evaluate your Program
  • Raise Funds
  • Menu Planning
  • …and much more!


Nutrition Program Management Resources:

We have also developed a number of nutrition program forms to assist you with managing your nutrition program. Feel free to download the following resources for your use:

Nutrition Education Resources: