Students who are well nourished experience less distractions in the classroom, yet many low-income students eligible for free and reduced-price school meals do not participate in the School Breakfast Program. Principals play a pivotal part in the successful rollout of breakfast after the bell programs, which integrate school breakfast into the school day and boost student participation. Join us to hear about the latest national school breakfast trends for the nation’s most vulnerable children. Also, learn about the topline findings from the Food Research & Action Center and the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ joint report, which captures the experiences of over 100 secondary school principals who have implemented an alternative breakfast service model. Principals will discuss what it takes to garner support, plan, and launch an alternative breakfast service model, and learn how such programs have supported student academic success in their school buildings.