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USDA Announces Annual Adjustments to the National Rates for School Lunch and Breakfast

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July 26, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service has released a notice announcing the annual adjustments to the “national average payments,” the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

For the contiguous states participating in the National School Lunch Program:

  • Less than 60% Free and Reduced: Paid - $.28; Reduced - $2.53; Free - $2.93
  • 60% or More Free and Reduced: Paid $.30; Reduced - $2.55; Free - $2.95
  • Note, if you have earned your $.06 certification, add $.06 to all categories

The payments and rates are prescribed on an annual basis each July. These rates are effective from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

Look here for further info on Lunch, Breakfast, and Milk Rates for SY 2013-2014


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