Virginia Breakfast Challenge

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL VIRGINIA BREAKFAST CHALLENGE!

Virginia Breakfast Challenge GOLD Category:

Is there a school in your division that already has stellar participation in the School Breakfast Program? Looking to take your program to the next level? This year, in addition to competing to increase participation in school breakfast, school divisions have the option to enter their schools into the Breakfast Challenge GOLD Category. Divisions can win prizes and cash for finding ways to improve school breakfast nutritional quality, integrating Farm to School, or incorporating other program innovations.

Check out GOLD Category Scorecard and Criteria

WHAT IS THE #VABREAKFAST CHALLENGE?

From October 1 through December 31, 2019, schools across the Commonwealth will compete for prizes and recognition by increasing participation in their school breakfast program.

As more kids participate in school breakfast, chances for winning will grow! School divisions of similar enrollment size competed against each other and winners will be named in the Spring of 2020.

HOW CAN MY SCHOOL GET INVOLVED?

We welcome sign-ups from anyone! Parents, teachers, administrators, school nutrition staff, school counselors or others can enroll schools in the Challenge today simply by clicking on the “Sign up now!” button and filling out a brief form.

To increase participation in your school breakfast program, consider an alternative breakfast model. Alternative Breakfast Models are shown to boost participation in your breakfast programs, helping you fill the stomachs of more children.

For more information about how to flip your school breakfast model, email cspacciapoli@strength.org.

2018-19 Virginia Breakfast Challenge Winners

Gold Category:

Division winner: Prince William County Public Schools
Douglass Park Elementary in Portsmouth City Schools
Harrisonburg High in Harrisonburg City Schools
A.R. Ware Elementary in Staunton City Schools

Honeycrisp:

Elementary: Pine Spring Elementary in Fairfax County Public Schools
Secondary: Annandale High in Fairfax County Public Schools

Jonagold:

Elementary: S.P. Morton Elementary in Franklin City Schools
Secondary: Skyline Middle School in Warren County Public Schools

Gala:

Elementary: William Mason Cooper Elementary in Hampton City Schools
Secondary: Stuarts Draft Middle in Augusta County Schools

Cameo:

Elementary: Poquoson Primary in Poquoson City Schools
Secondary: Ridgeview Middle in Dickenson County Schools