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Kids Eat Free Breakfast at All Elementary Schools

Elementary students enjoy a nutritious start to the day at no cost

Eating a healthy meal before school helps kids start their day ready to learn and engage with other students. Recognizing the importance of starting the school day with a nutritious meal, 4J offers free breakfast to every elementary student—nearly 7,000 children.

4J Nutrition Services provides healthy, fresh and local options including unlimited fruits and vegetables with every meal. Now that the district has moved its food service in-house, students will enjoy more scratch-made items, fewer highly processed foods, and a greater offering of locally grown and produced foods over time.

No paperwork or application is required to receive free breakfast. Elementary school students simply show up at their school’s designated breakfast time and enjoy a healthy, nutritious meal to start their day off right!

In addition to free breakfast at all elementary schools, 4J will continue to offer:

  • Free breakfast for all students at Arts & Technology Academy, Kelly and Madison middle schools
  • Free lunch for all students at Arts & Technology Academy and Chávez, Howard, McCornack and River Road/El Camino del Río elementary schools*

If your student attends a school not listed, you may apply for free meals or purchase a meal. About half of 4J’s elementary school students have family income or circumstances that qualify them to receive free school meals. Please note that until you apply and qualify, or if you do not qualify, there is a charge for school meals. A new application is required every school year.

*Free breakfast and lunch at these five schools is provided through the United States Department of Agriculture School Meal program’s Community Eligibility Provision. The schools are eligible for the “everybody eats free” program because they have a high enough percentage of students that meet the program’s criteria. Learn more 

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