National School Breakfast and Lunch Program


School breakfast is a great way to ensure that kids come to class ready to succeed. Schools that increase student breakfast participation report increased attendance, higher grades, fewer student visits to the school nurse and better-behaved students.

We assist schools with increasing breakfast participation through sharing best practices, encouraging outreach and helping schools implement alternative service models and the Community Eligibility Option.

For more information, please contact your county’s Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator:

  • Chris West (Allegheny),
  • Mara Sawdy (Fayette, Greene, Washington),
  • Katie Daugherty (Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence),
  • Kelsey Gross (Indiana, Cambria, Somerset),

Child Nutrition Outreach Manager:
Christina Winniewicz, or 412-460-3663 x409

Helpful Links:
Helpful tool for choosing smarter snacks

Swap your snacks!

School Breakfast Program


(photo from USDA)