The Clark County School District Food Service Department received the Western Region's 2017 Champions of Breakfast Award for the category of Implementation of an Innovative School Breakfast Program Model.
On March 9, officials from the United States Department of Agriculture will observe the award-winning breakfast model in action at Valley High School, located at 2839 Burnham Avenue. The Champions of Breakfast banner will also be presented.
CCSD Food Service began serving Second Chance Breakfast at the start of the 2015-16 school year. This model is currently used by 13 different secondary schools where all students can receive a free grab-and-go breakfast at serving stations located throughout their schools. Students can consume their meal during the second chance nutrition break and/or during the following class period.
CCSD is able to sustain this program through the increase in participation by more than 20 percent in the last two years. The number of meals served in comparison to this same time last year has increased by 117 percent, resulting in an additional 144,524 breakfast meals served.
The Champions of Breakfast Awards recognize schools in districts that operate exemplary School Breakfast Programs.