News from AASA: AASA has funding from the Walmart Foundation to support alternative school breakfast serving methods, including Breakfast in the Classroom , Grab ’n’ Go, and Second Chance Breakfast. Alternative serving methods may supplement or replace traditional breakfast in the school cafeteria.

AASA will provide funding for infrastructure (e.g. kiosks, insulated bags and other equipment for school breakfast implementation), and other needs around school breakfast implementation. AASA will also provide in-depth technical assistance through mentors, monthly technical assistance calls and inclusion in its school breakfast Community of Practice. Funds CANNOT be used for personnel, consultants, food, or indirect costs.

AASA invites proposals from qualified school districts that possess the commitment, need, and capacity to participate in this alternative school breakfast project. You access an online application at http://www.aasa.org/SchoolBreakfast.aspx . See the full RFP and application.

Deadline for submission of proposals is July 31, 2017.

What We’re Looking For

We are looking for three different types of school districts.

  1. Districts that want to bring alternative school breakfast their schools for the first time.
  2. Districts that serve some of their school’s alternative school breakfast, but want to expand their reach.
  3. Districts that already serve alternative school breakfast but are not seeing results.

The purpose of this initiative is to reduce childhood hunger by increasing participation in the school breakfast program. We anticipate that the leadership, interest, commitment and involvement of school superintendents regarding alternative school breakfast strategies will be enhanced. AASA will select districts that are ready to do this work. “Ready” indicates that a district has high need, low breakfast participation, and commitment from the district leadership to engage in this work. The amount of the award will be based on the strength of the application. AASA will examine superintendent and principal commitment and buy-in to the strategies selected, district need, project reach, and creativity and innovation to increase Average Daily Participation (ADP) and improve food and nutritional quality. Each district will also receive significant technical assistance from a variety of stakeholders. Districts must collect ADP data monthly and share it with AASA.