In March 2013, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan issued the First Fuel Breakfast Challenge. Since the Michigan schools rose to the first challenge in 2008-2010 and increased the number of breakfasts served by 32 million, why not try it again? The First Fuel Breakfast Challenge ran from 2013-2015. The percent of breakfasts served for every lunch served rose from 43% to 48.5% but did not meet the ambitious goal of 60% participation statewide. This challenge was a partnership between Michigan Department of Education and United Dairy Industry of Michigan.

Other resources include:

First Fuel Breakfast Challenge Final Report

First Fuel School Breakfast Challenge Awardees

Fuel Up for Brain Power

Fuel Up for Health

Michigan Success Stories



School Lunch

Learn more about the National School Lunch Program


School Snacks

Smart snacking to keep students going


Dairy and School Meals

Not only does milk taste great, it also provides students with nine essential nutrients for their bodies and brains