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FDACS Announces Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals and Milk Programs


Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Food, Nutrition and Wellness Division has announced household size and income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals or free milk for those students unable to pay the full price for meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs. To view the release in en Español click here. To view an Kreyòl click here.

Each local school food authority office has a copy of the guidelines that may be reviewed by any interested party. The following household size and income criteria will be used for determining eligibility:

Children from households that meet federal guidelines are eligible for free or reduced- price meals or free milk.

Application forms are being provided to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced-price benefits, households must complete the application as soon as possible, sign it, and return it to the school.  One application should be submitted for all the students enrolled in the school food authority.  Households should answer all applicable questions on the form. An application that does not contain all the required information cannot be processed and approved by the school.

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