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124D.1156 Fast break to learning breakfast program.

Subdivision 1. Eligibility. The commissioner shall provide funding to the 41 targeted breakfast program grant recipients under Laws 1997, First Special Session chapter 4, article 6, section 19, and then to public or nonpublic elementary schools that participate in the federal School Breakfast and Lunch Programs where at least 33 percent of the lunches served to children during the second preceding school year were provided free or at a reduced price. Schools shall not charge student households for fast break to learning meals. Schools shall encourage all children to eat a nutritious breakfast, either at home or at school, and shall work to eliminate barriers to participation at school such as inadequate facilities and transportation.

Subd. 2. Program. The fast break to learning school breakfast program enables schools participating in the federal School Breakfast and Lunch Programs to cover the costs for school breakfast without charging student households.

Subd. 3. Program reimbursement. State funds are provided to reimburse fast break to learning school breakfasts. Each school year, the state must reimburse schools for the difference between the per meal federal rate of reimbursement and the per meal state average cost. Meals that are reimbursed at a federal rate that is equal to or higher than the state average cost do not qualify for fast break to learning funds. Schools must use the funds to provide school breakfast to school children every day school is in session.

HIST: 1Sp2001 c 6 art 5 s 2

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