National School Breakfast Program (NSBP)

Overview

The National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides funds to states to operate non-profit breakfast programs in public or non-profit private schools, and Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCI). It provides payment for nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts to children each school day.

Program sponsors may choose from several meal service types to meet the needs of their students. These include but are not limited to:

  • traditional breakfast offered in the cafeteria
  • breakfast on the bus
  • breakfast in the classroom
  • breakfast after first period
  • or grab and go breakfast

Reimbursement is based on meals served to children at the established free, reduced, and paid rate depending on the eligibility of the student served.

School Breakfast Program (SPB)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Qualifying/Applying

Schools wishing to operate the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP) must be a public or private non-profit elementary or secondary school, Residential Child Care Institution (RCCI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) school, or an educational service agency and become approved as an NSBP sponsor or participate under an existing program sponsor.

To become a sponsor of the NSBP, an Application of Intent to Participate must be submitted to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) office by February 15 prior to the school year you are working to implement the NSBP at your school. The Application of Intent allows you to participate in the training and approval process to become a program sponsor. All training and approval requirements must be completed between February 15 and September 30 to operate the program as a sponsor.

Schools already providing the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and/or the NSBP do not need to submit an Application of Intent for the following school year as they are already an approved program sponsor or are operating under an approved sponsor. If a current NSLP sponsor wishes to add the breakfast program at their school, please contact the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP).

Schools may apply for the following status:

Please contact the USBE Child Nutrition Program for assistance understanding qualification requirements or if you need assistance with the application process.

Training

Canvas
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Please contact the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) for all training requests and access to the UEN courses.

 

Forms and Resources

Forms

None at this time!

Reimbursement Rates

Reimbursements are based on meals served to children at the established free, reduced, and paid rate depending on meal type and eligibility of the students served.

2017-2018 Reimbursement Rates

Severe Need Breakfast Reimbursement:

  • Eligibility is limited to those schools in which 40% or more of the lunches were served free or at a reduced price during the second preceding school year and for which the regular breakfast reimbursement is insufficient to cover the costs of the Breakfast Program.

Reimbursement Claims

Claims are due to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE):

  • no later than the 4th working day of every month

Policy

In coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program distributes policy memorandums to provide guidance and clarification on program requirements and regulations.

School Meals: Policy
USDA FNS