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School Breakfast Program

2017-2018 Adult/Student Selling Prices

Adult Selling Prices


  • Schools that receive regular reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $1.86 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal
  • Schools that receive severe need reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.20 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal


  • Schools that receive under 60% ($3.2899) for lunch must charge a minimum of $3.63 plus tax for an adult lunch

Child Nutrition Training Opportunities

The New York State Education Department offers both in-person and online training for school Food Service Directors/Managers and interested school business officials, supervisors, cook managers, and others involved with the operation of school nutrition programs. These training are provided at no charge and contribute toward Professional Standards annual training requirements.

State-Wide DCMP and Mandatory Reporting of SNAP/Medicaid Eligible Students

Online Direct Certification Matching Process (DCMP)

To provide increased access to free meals to children entitled to free meal benefits and allow for more accurate reporting, and better policy and decision making at the local, State and federal levels, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) provides a state-level Direct Certification Matching Process (DCMP).

Guidance on Procurement Methods: Thresholds UPDATED

The purpose of this memo is to clarify the different types of procurement requirements school food authorities (SFAs) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors MUST follow when using funds from the non- profit foodservice account to purchase goods and services for the federal Child Nutrition Programs. Thresholds discussed in this guidance are current as of August 2018 and are subject to change.


Available Child Nutrition Program Resources

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, 7 CFR 210.10(a)(2) required that schools identify, near or at the beginning of serving lines, what foods constitute unit priced reimbursable meals.

The Child Nutrition Program Administration has purchased materials to ensure School Food Authorities (SFAs) are complying with this signage requirement.  There are poster frames, display stands, dry erase markers, static clings and a variety of posters available to schools, at no charge.

Think Breakfast!

Register now to receive your FREE Think Breakfast! materials

New York State Teachers who are registered to participate in the FREE Think Breakfast! program will receive a custom-collated package that includes a variety of materials to educate students about the benefits of eating breakfast. Customized materials are available for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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