Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Think Food. Think Fresh. Think School Meals.

Food impacts performance inside and outside of the classroom. We're committed to providing every Florida student nutritious, fresh meals for breakfast and lunch inside our school cafeterias. We do this through the National School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and Farm to School initiative.

Nutrition and Wellness Programs for Students

National School Lunch Program

Studies show school lunches are often healthier and less expensive than those brought from home. Students can eat school lunch by qualifying for lunch at no charge and lunch is open to all students at a nominal cost. New standards include more fruits and veggies, less sodium and fat, and rich whole grains.

School Breakfast Program

Research shows breakfast eaters have better memory, focus, and academic success. Students can eat a nutritious school breakfast by qualifying for breakfast at no charge. We offer students protein, fruit, milk and rich whole grains each morning.

Learn More About the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs [ Adobe PDF Document 1.69 MB ].

Farm to School

The Farm to School initiative helps bring more fresh foods to school cafeterias by connecting K-12 schools with Florida farmers and growers to provide local produce for school meals. Since 2015, the Farm to School initiative has facilitated the purchase of 875,000 pounds of fresh, seasonal produce for Florida schools.

Learn More About the Farm to School Program [ Adobe PDF Document 2.28 MB ].