Miami-Dade Schools Free and Reduced Lunch Program, Free Breakfast For All and Program Qualifications

Square pizza, flat patties, watery, semi-green beans, and most importantly, chocolate milk cartons. School lunch probably hasn't changed much since, well, ever, but here are two things you may not know.

  1. Breakfast is free at all Miami-Dade public schools.
  2. Your kid may qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program.

Regular price for elementary school lunch is $2.25, and $2.50 for middle and high schools.

Kids in households that receive food stamps or TANF (temporary assistance for needy families), and most foster kids qualify for free luch regardless of household income.

Kids whose household's incomes fall within income eligibility guidelines also qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

Application forms get sent to all parents and guardians, but if those don't come through, additional forms are available via the prinicpal's office.

Additional information is available online at http://nutrition.dadeschools.net/

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