THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
Each public school required to implement Breakfast After the Bell will determine the breakfast service delivery model that best suits its students. Service delivery models may include, but are not limited to, breakfast in the classroom, grab and go breakfast, and second chance breakfast, which would include breakfast served in the cafeteria. Time spent by students consuming breakfast may be considered instructional time when instruction is being provided while students are consuming breakfast. In determining a service delivery model, schools will consult with teachers, parents, students and members of the community.
Schools subject to this requirement are required to notify students, parents and guardians that the school will be offering breakfast to all students after the instructional day has begun.
- A lack of need for Breakfast After the Bell because of a successful existing breakfast program; or
- The implementation of Breakfast After the Bell would cause economic hardship for the school.
Complete the request form found here to request a waiver for the 2023-2024 school year.
All schools participating in the School Breakfast Program will be required to provide information on breakfast service delivery methods, by site, during the Child Nutrition Program Annual Renewal Process. This information will be used to publish a report at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year on the success of Breakfast After the Bell and will also include all schools participating in the School Breakfast Program. This report will be published by December 1, 2024.
Please contact your Child Nutrition Program representative if you have any questions