Program DescriptionThe School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. School breakfasts and lunches must meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Federal nutrition standards. Some schools offer afterschool snacks to children in the school's afterschool care programs. The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are currently administered by Florida Food and Nutrition Management and the Department of Education.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Florida and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
Program Contact Information
Please call the Florida Food and Nutrition Management office toll-free to speak with a state representative about the School Breakfast and Lunch Program at: 1-800-504-6609
You can visit the Florida Food and Nutrition Management webpage to learn more about the School Breakfast and Lunch Programs at: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/divisions/fnw/