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Income eligibility guidelines updated for school and day care meals
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MADISON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service recently updated income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools and day care programs based on federal poverty levels.The income guidelines, updated annually, are effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. The guidelines apply to student eligibility for free and reduced price school meals offered through the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs and milk offered through the Special Milk Program, along with reimbursement for meals served in day care centers and family child care homes participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.The guidelines establish that students in a household of four, with income of $36,075 per year or less, qualify for free school meals.