SBP Statistics

TDA Food and Nutrition Program Statistics Metadata Overview

Program statistics posted here are a snapshot of TDA Food and Nutrition data as of December 9, 2019. Program Statistics are updated annually. 

More frequently updated data can be found free and open to the public on the Texas Open Data Portal at Data.Texas.Gov.

Program statistics are derived from the site-level reimbursement datasets found on the Texas Open Data Portal. For more information on what datasets are posted, how often they are updated, and how to access this data, please visit our TDA Food and Nutrition Public Information Requests page on

How Program Statistics Data are Reported

Number of Contracting Entities (CE) and sites

CE and sites are counted as participants if they have submitted at least one approved claim in the program year.

Average meals served per day

Average meals served per day is calculated as the total number of meals served in a time period divided by the average serving days in that time period.  Average serving days is calculated as the total number of non-zero meal serving days in a time period divided by the total number of sites reporting at least one meal serving day in that time period.

Meals served for the year

Total meals served for the year is calculated as a sum of all meals reported on approved claims for the program year.


Meal reimbursements are reported as the sum of all approved reimbursements for the program year.

National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

The School Nutrition Programs Program year spans July 1 through June 31
Program Year 2017-2018*
Program Year 2018-2019

Education Service Centers 20 20
School Districts/Contract Entities (Public & Charter) 1,132 1,127
Schools 8,259
Private RCCI Contract Entities 110
Private RCCI Sites 201
Average Number of Breakfasts Served Per Day (September - May) 1,819,153
Average Number of Lunches Served Per Day (September - May)
Average Number of Snacks Served Per Day (September - May)
Breakfasts Served for the Year 313,050,312
Lunches Served for the Year 540,012,902 552,628,745
Snacks Served for the Year 16,113,165 15,395,309
Total Number of Meals Served for the Year
869,176,379  888,980,753
Federal Reimbursement for Breakfast $576,142,165
Federal Reimbursement for Lunch $1,455,000,333
Federal Reimbursement for Snack $13,842,107
State Reimbursement (Public Schools) $14,494,835

Total Federal and State Reimbursement for NSLP and SBP
*Correction: Previously posted data for 2017-2018 School Nutrition Programs reported 'Meals for the Year' for September through May only. Updated data for 2017-2018 School Nutrition Program 'Meals served for the Year' now represent data for the entire program year (July 1 – June 31).

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