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School Breakfast Changes Lives
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School Nutrition and Equity


Equity in school nutrition is a vital part of equity in education. When schools have equitable nutrition programs, not only will kids be healthier and more prepared to learn, but schools will in turn see better academic performance and a decrease in behavioral issues. 

Nebraska Appleseed and No Kid Hungry have created Nebraska-specific district fact sheets and nutrition equity materials that can help you evaluate and improve your school nutrition programs. Find your district’s data on an interactive map and learn more at

A Message from the Commissioner of Education

Impact of School Breakfast Participation

Kids score better
on tests

Schools are calmer

Kids are healthier

Teachers have more time for instruction

Kids do better academically

School nutrition programs have greater revenue

COVID-19 No Kid Hungry Grants in Nebraska

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased food insecurity among children and families throughout Nebraska. It has also highlighted the importance and impact of school nutrition programs and revealed the school nutrition hunger heroes working to keep our community fed among us. No Kid Hungry has stepped up with OVER $750,000 in funding to support our community since March 2020!

See below for awardees:

Auburn Public School District
Center for People in Need
Falls City Public Schools
Fremont Public Schools
Garden County Schools
Gordon-Rushville Public Schools
Grand Island Public Schools
Heart Ministry Center
High Plains Community Schools
Kenesaw Schools
Keya Paha Community School
Kimball Public Schools
Millard Public Schools
Minatare Public Schools
Morrill Public Schools
Nebraska City Public Schools
No More Empty Pots
Pawnee City Public School District
Pius X High School
Raymond Central Public Schools
Schuyler Community Schools
St. Michael’s Catholic School
Umonhon Nation Public School
Valley District 21 Arcadia Public Schools
Wakefield Community School
West Point Public Schools
Winnebago Public Schools District 17
Wood River Rural Schools
York Public Schools
Zion Classical Academy

Thank you to No Kid Hungry and for the many schools and community organizations who are working hard to make sure kids and families have what they need during this crisis!