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- 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.