Program DescriptionThe School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides children with nutritious foods before their school day begins, thus improving their diets and encouraging the learning process. Schools operating the SBP, report increases in test scores, decreases in absenteeism, and an overall improvement in student behavior when children eat breakfast. The school meals programs provide an essential link to children's learning during the school day and can help families with limited income with reduced-price or free meal benefits.
Similarly, the School Lunch Program provides nutritious free and reduced price lunches to schoolchildren. The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are administered by the Utah State Office of Education, Child Nutrition Programs. The school meals programs provide an essential link to children's learning during the school day and can help families with limited income with reduced-price or free meal benefits.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Utah 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 program.
Application ProcessApplications for this program are obtained from the school where the child is enrolled. One application may be completed for and submitted for all children in the family. If assistance in completing the application is needed, contact the school where the child is enrolled. The application is available in many languages. Ask the school for an application in the language desired.
Program Contact Information
For additional information on school feeding programs, the State Agency website is located at: http://www.schools.utah.gov/cnp/