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School Lunch and Breakfast Program

What is School Lunch and Breakfast Programs?

School lunch and school breakfast programs provide nutritionally balanced meals to kids as part of their regular school day. More than 95,000 schools provide subsidized or free lunches and more than 78,000 schools provide subsidized or free breakfasts. Certain schools provide snacks to kids in after school programs. Every school meal must fulfill the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA's nutrition standards.

Who is Eligible?

Children are eligible to receive free or subsidized meals as they go to school (high school and below) if their families' domestic earnings meet the present income qualificationstandards. Children who take part in some other programs, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and children who are immigrant, runaway, or destitute are automatically qualified for free food. You can learn about the maximum income limits for qualification at

How to apply for this Program?

Get in touch with your child's school to learn about the meals that are served and application process for free or subsidized meals. Your state education agency can also provide you details about school meals. The Food and Nutrition Service offers program and state contact details At These Web Pages:

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