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Mapping School Breakfast in Nebraska

Across Nebraska, school breakfast champions are making decisions to ensure all kids are starting the day with the fuel they need to succeed. This page offers statewide and school-level breakfast participation data that can be helpful to know where a school is and where it could be with tried-and-true changes to breakfast.

Alternative Breakfast Models Serve More Kids

Nebraska Participation Averages

Breakfast in
the Classroom

Grab and Go 

Other Alternative Breakfast Models

Traditional Cafeteria





Source: Nebraska Department of Education SY 18-19 Participation Data

Students eat breakfast in their classroom after the official start of the school day. Students or staff deliver breakfasts to classrooms from the cafeteria via coolers or insulated rolling bags. Breakfast in the Classroom takes 15 minutes on average.

Students pick up conveniently packaged breakfasts from mobile service carts in high traffic areas that are convenient to students, such as hallways, entryways or cafeterias. Students can eat in their classroom or in a common area before and after the bell has rung.

Schools may employ a combination of alternative breakfast models to meet the needs of their students, including Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go Breakfast and/or Second Chance Breakfast where students eat breakfast during a break in the morning, often between first and second period or midway between breakfast and lunch.

Students eat breakfast in the cafeteria prior to the start of the official school day.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education SY 18-19 Participation Data

Breakfast in the Classroom

Grab and Go



No Breakfast

Percentage of Nebraska Schools Serving Alternative Models:
  • Breakfast in the Classroom: 1%
  • Grab and Go: 23%
  • Other (including Second Chance): 3%
  • Traditional: 56%
  • No Breakfast: 17%