This Program is available to schools that do not participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and for children in half-day pre-kindergarten and half-day kindergarten classes that are in schools with the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, but who do not have access to the programs. The federal subsidy, per 8 ounces of milk, keeps milk costs lower to families and helps farmers by encouraging the consumption of milk.
Federal Statute: U.S. Child Nutrition Act PL 89-642
Federal Regulation: 7 CFR, Chapter II, Part 215
NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED: 3.7 million annually; 22,000 daily