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Serving the nutritional needs of school children by offering low-cost nutritious breakfasts to schoolchildren
NSLP/SBP Quick Reference

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) reimburses the approved meals contracting entities serve to more than 1.5 million qualifying Texan children daily. The SBP also encourages the consumption of domestically produced agricultural commodities and foods. SBP participants include children who are enrolled in the public schools or private nonprofit schools, or who live in public or private nonprofit residential child care institutions.

Texas state law requires that a school must participate in the School Breakfast Program if at least 10 percent of their students are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals.

Texas Education Code, Section 33.901 as amended by Senate Bill 376 (83rd Texas Legislative Session) requires that contracting entities (CEs) with 80 percent or more free or reduced-price meals participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provide breakfast at no charge for all children. The Administrator’s Reference Manual, Section 7, Breakfast Meals has been updated to include information on this requirement.

School Breakfast Quiz

Additional Tools and Resources

Visit the Texas Comptroller to check payment status:

Please reference the Maximum Approvable Average Daily Participation (ADP) spreadsheet below for the max ADP for each of your sites. For more information, please visit the Summer News page.

View Open Data for School Meals Programs

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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Texas Department of Agriculture

Commissioner Sid Miller

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