Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but too many hungry kids miss a morning meal. Schools that offer breakfast after the start of the instructional day are able to provide more kids with the healthy food they need to learn.
Signed into law on June 12, 2015, Senate Bill (SB 503) mandates that all schools with a free and reduced lunch eligibility of 70 percent or greater serve breakfast after the start of the school day. This bill is intended to increase access to breakfast so that students start the day well-nourished and ready to learn.
All students at eligible schools, not just students eligible for free or reduced price meals, have access to a free breakfast after the start of the school day.