Managing Agency Idaho

Program Description

The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. Over 92,000 schools offer lunches at school, and nearly 70,000 schools offer breakfast at school. 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 of Idaho are administered by Child Nutrition Programs division of Idaho's Department of Education.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Idaho and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1$21,978
2$29,637
3$37,296
4$44,955
5$52,614
6$60,273
7$67,950
8$75,646

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
http://www.idaho.gov/education/k12.html

Program Contact Information

For additional information, visit the Idaho Child Nutrition office website:

http://sde.idaho.gov/cnp/index.html

Or call the state's Child Nutrition Programs office at 208-332-6820.