Hunger Free Vermont and New England Dairy and Food Council challenge schools across the state to increase student participation in the School Breakfast Program by at least 20% or more by moving breakfast after the bell. 

The Vermont Breakfast After the Bell Challenge will run for the full 2016-2017 school year.

If your school plans to start or pilot any Breakfast After the Bell model before May, 2017, or if your school started Breakfast After the Bell during the 2015-16 school year and has not registered for the challenge before:

The results are in! For the second round of the Vermont Breakfast After the Bell Challenge, the following 10 schools increased breakfast participation by more than 20-percent:

Missisquoi Valley Union Middle/High School*
– North Country Union Junior High School
– Highgate Elementary School
– Fisher Elementary School
– Green Street School
– Guilford Elementary School
– Flood Brook School
– Waterville Elementary School
– Canaan Schools
– Crossett Brook Middle School
*The top winner was Missisquoi Valley Union Middle/High School (MVU), having after one year witnessed a 642% increase in breakfast participation. MVU offers universal (free) breakfast in the classroom to all students.




Breakfast Grant Opportunity!

New England Dairy & Food Council is offering a special School Breakfast Grant opportunity to all Vermont schools. 
Schools can apply for up to $4,000 to fund equipment and other needs associated with school breakfast.

Funds are limited, and priority will be given to alternative service models such as Grab n’ Go
and Breakfast in the Classroom and schools who have not received funds for breakfast for this school year.


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Click on the videos below to see Breakfast After the Bell in action in Vermont schools
and hear Vermont Breakfast After the Bell Challenge success stories!