NSLP Statistics

National School Lunch/Breakfast Programs

Program Year
July 1, 2015 - 
June 30, 2016
July 1, 2016 - 
June 30, 2017 
Education Service Centers 20 20
School Districts Contract Entities (Public & Charter) 1,153 1,137
Schools 8,839 8,978
Private / RCCI Contract Entities 128 118
Private / RCCI Sites 240 217
Average Daily Participation Breakfast (September - May) 1,787,294 1,772,772
Average Daily Participation  Lunch (September - May) 3,128,974 3,104,849
Average Daily Participation Snack (September - May) 145,674 126,687
Breakfast Served for the Year 323,461,617 319,871,501
Lunches Served for the Year 561,441,510 554,458,017
Snacks Served for the Year 23,630,516 20,655,078
Federal Reimbursement for Breakfast $553,442,480 $563,627,799
Federal Reimbursement for Lunch $1,390,954,380 $1,425,927,995
Federal Reimbursement for Snack $19,500,593 $17,357,971
State Reimbursement (Public Schools) $14,559,982 $14,731,422
Total Number of Meals Served for the Year 908,533,643 894,984,596
Total Federal and State Reimbursement for Child Nutrition Programs $1,978,457,436 $2,021,645,187

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