State law requires specific strategies to ensure all students eat breakfast.
Kentucky Revised Statutes 158.070 Breakfast program
(11) Notwithstanding the provisions of KRS 158.060(3) and the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, a school district shall arrange bus schedules so that all buses arrive in sufficient time to provide breakfast prior to the beginning of the student attendance day. In the event of an unforeseen bus delay, the administrator of a school that participates in the Federal School Breakfast Program may authorize up to fifteen (15) minutes of the student attendance day if necessary to provide the opportunity for children to eat breakfast not to exceed eight (8) times during the school year within a school building.
School Breakfast Program Resolution
As part of the Kentucky Breakfast Challenge, the Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of School and Community Nutrition is partnering with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) to work with districts on innovative ways to increase breakfast participation and encourage districts to consider alternative service options such as grab and go bags, in-class meals and meals served after the first class period. Grants to support this work will be funded by SUDIA as will cash prizes for winning districts in the Kentucky Breakfast Challenge