Child Nutrition Programs in Alaska
The National School Breakfast Program (NBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are administered by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). These programs ensure that our students have access to the nutrious meals they need to succeed in school.
2017 Statistics for Alaska Students
Lunches Served Annually: 8,860,697
Students Served Daily: 53,578
Breakfast Served Annually: 4,477,306
Students served Daily: 26,769
Across the country, 14.6 million students benefit from breakfast and 30 million eat school lunch EVERY DAY!! Federal standard ensure these meals offer fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protien and fat free or low fat milk. Meals also meet federal limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats.
Free or Reduced Meals
Children can qualify for free or reduced price meals based on household income (Reduced meal prices $.30 breakfast $.40 for lunch). In Community Eligible Schools (CEP) every child can receive a free breakfast and lunch. Schools receive cash reimburements for each meal served and support from the USDA.