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 Chart for details.