School Meal Analysis

CFPA's school meal analysis describes student participation in the National
School Lunch & School Breakfast Programs and the resulting fiscal impact on California's public school districts.

CFPA Primary Contact

Tia Shimada
Director of Programs
Oakland Office
510.433.1122 ext 109

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School Meal Analysis: 2013-14

Data Tables

  • Statewide Summary: School Meal Access and Participation PDF
  • Local School Meal Data: CFPA's County Profiles link


3 in 5 public school students in California are eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals. Research and common sense tell us that well-nourished students are better prepared to learn, grow, and achieve at their fullest potential. Unfortunately, California's school meal programs fail to reach millions of students across our state.

School Meal Analysis Graphic

Take Action

Legislators, administrators, educators, parents, students, and concerned community members can take immediate action to help ensure that all students are well nourished and ready to learn.

  • Enact policies that make school breakfast available to more students in need. link 
  • Champion legislation to guarantee all students have adequate time to eat lunch during the school day. link 
  • Support CFPA's federal priorities to improve school nutrition. link
  • Promote CFPA's state administrative agenda to advance child nutrition. PDF 

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