A statewide, permanent Healthy School Meals for All program would allow all schools in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to offer free meals to all students, regardless of their household income.
This policy will:
- Provide breakfast and lunch at no cost for all students each school day, regardless of income.
- Ensure nutritious meals, as schools must follow NSLP and School Breakfast Program (SBP) guidelines.
- Maximize federal reimbursement by fully leveraging existing federal provisions and SNAP outreach.