The purpose of the school breakfast program is to provide affordable morning nutrition to children so that they can effectively learn. Public and nonpublic schools that participate in the federal school breakfast program may receive state breakfast aid. Schools shall encourage all children to eat a nutritious breakfast, either at home or at school, and shall work to eliminate barriers to breakfast participation at school such as inadequate facilities and transportation.
Each school year, public and nonpublic schools that participate in the federal school breakfast program are eligible for the state breakfast program.
Each school year, the state must reimburse each participating school 30 cents for each reduced price breakfast and 55 cents for each fully paid breakfast.
A school that receives school breakfast aid under this section must make breakfast available without charge to all participating students who qualify for free or reduced price meals.