> Ohio School Breakfast and Lunch Program
The School Breakfast Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day. Similarly, the goal of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is to protect the health and well-being of the nation's children by providing nutritious school meals every day. NSLP provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious school lunch. Schools receive Federal funds for each breakfast and lunch served, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Ohio and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under). Those who qualify must also have an annual household income before taxes that must not exceed $26,955 if two people live in the household; $33,874 if three people live in the household; $40,793 if four people live in the household; $47,712 if five people live in the household; $54,631 if six people live in the household; $61,550 if seven people live in the household; $68,469 if eight people live in the household; and $75,388 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $6,919 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
Program Contact Information:
Please visit the Ohio Office of Child Nutrition Services web site to learn more about the programs:
If you would like to speak with a State representative regarding the programs, you can call the Office of the Child Nutrition Services at:
You can also contact your child's school to find out what meals are served and how to apply for free or reduced price school meals.