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“Fill Them Up So They Start the Day Right!”

Every student needs to eat breakfast because a hungry child cannot learn. We hear the message every day, yet many children come to school without eating breakfast. They may not eat breakfast because they do not have time or are not hungry when they wake up. Some children may eat breakfast so early they are hungry again when they get to school. Whatever the reason, our Breakfast Program can help ensure your child starts the day right! Many of the core subjects are taught in the morning, so having a great breakfast helps fuel your child with the energy needed to perform better in school!

A typical school breakfast includes at least three food groups from MyPyramid, such as fruit or juice, bread or cereal, and milk. Some days a protein is also offered. These foods container sugar, starch, protein, and fat that digest at different rates and keep blood sugar up so energy levels are sustained throughout the morning.

All Omaha Public Schools offer a ‘complimentary’ breakfast to all enrolled students. At no cost, a child may select items which will ‘fill them up’ so ‘they start the day right’. Additionally, the Grab and Go Breakfast Program is featured in 42 elementary schools. The participation in those schools increased from 10% - 50% and school staff has reported fewer nurse’s visits, tardiness has decreased, and children are immediately ready to learn.

Since September 24, 2015…the following schools have adopted the Grab and Go Breakfast Program:

• Springville
• Belvedere
• Castelar
• Gilder
• Catlin
• Jefferson

Benefits of School Breakfast include:

Children benefit because they:
    • have higher test scores, work faster, make fewer errors, and are more creative
    • are less likely to be sent to the principal or visit the school nurse
    • are better able to concentrate on learning
Parents benefit because:
    • mornings are easier
    • concerns about skipping breakfast are relieved
    • breakfast at school is provided at no charge
Teachers benefit because:
    • behavior improves
    • academic success improves
    • in schools who have Grab and Go programs, the children are immediately ready to learn
Principals benefit because:
    • test scores increase
    • discipline problems decrease
    • attendance increases

Mission Statement


It is our mission to enhance the health and well being of our customers, the students and the staff of each building, by providing high quality meals accompanied by high quality service.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture police, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Elementary Lunch
Secondary Lunch

USDA Non Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individual who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Declaración de No Discriminación

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o
(3) correo electrónico:

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.