School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools. It began as a pilot project in 1966 and was made permanent in 1975. Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast has a positive impact on a student’s academic success. Each meal must provide ¼ of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and calories. Café LA serves breakfast at all of its 657 school sites and on weekends to the Saturday school programs. During the 2007-2008 school year an average of 213,885 breakfasts were served, that’s more than any other school district in the nation!

Please view USDA National School Breakfast Fact Sheet for more details or visit the USDA.