School breakfast now serving 13.5 million, says USDA

School breakfast now serving 13.5 million, says USDA

Increased funding and more startup grants have helped the program double participation numbers in past 20 years.

On an average school day in fiscal 2014, some 13.5 million students participated in school breakfast programs, doubling participation since 1996, according to the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

Permanently authorized in 1975, the School Breakfast Program has seen the number of schools participating growing steadily , making it available to more students, as funding increased and grants to schools to help start up the program became more available.

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