Quick Facts

  • States have passed a variety of types of legislation to increase school breakfast participation.
  • Many states have long-standing requirements for all or some schools to operate a school breakfast program, or provide additional funding to support the program.
  • Several states provide funding to eliminate the reduced-price copay for students may eat for free.
  • Top-performing states for school breakfast participation have adopted legislation requiring all or some schools to offer free breakfast after the bell. See School Meals Legislation and Funding by State for details.