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School Breakfast Program (SBP)

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The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritious, low-cost or free breakfasts to students each day. Specific meal patterns and nutrition standards are required in the SBP.


Learn more about how to apply, including:

  • Instructions

  • Deadlines


Learn more about how to submit a reimbursement claim, including:

  • Instructions
  • Upload Instructions

  • Reimbursement Rates
  • Deadlines


Learn more about program requirements, including:

  • School Meal Eligibility
  • Menu Planning & Meal Patterns
  • Procurement
  • Civil Rights

  • Financial Management
  • Professional Standards
  • School Wellness Policy
  • Food Safety


Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program

About the Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program

House Bill 13-1006 was passed in Colorado, creating the Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program. The purpose of the program is to offer a breakfast at no charge to each student enrolled in a public school that has seventy percent or more students who are eligible for free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program.

Required Participants

To increase the number of low-income students receiving a healthy breakfast, the Colorado Legislature passed the Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition bill in May 2013. The program requires public schools with 70 percent or more students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch, to offer all students a breakfast at no cost.


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