SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Nevada Department of Agriculture announced today the Department’s federal funding of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Kindergarten Special Milk Programs for the 2013-14 school year.
The three programs provide free or reduced priced meal benefits or free milk to children based on household sizes and income levels. Most schools in Nevada participate in one or more of the programs.
Parents should check with local schools to determine which programs are offered. Homes of children who attend participating schools in Nevada typically receive a letter explaining the process and an application for free and reduced priced meals.
Application forms and parent letters for free milk are provided to homes of half-day kindergartners who attend participating schools of the Kindergarten Special Milk Program. Households, which participate in certain federal programs or meet the federal poverty guidelines based on their living situation, may automatically be eligible for the programs.
To apply for free or reduced priced meals or free milk for kindergarten students, households should fill out the appropriate application forms, available from participating schools, and return them to the school.
If family size or income changes, the family should contact the school to file a new application. The information provided on the application may be verified at any time during the school year by the school or other program officials.
The programs are funded through the federal USDA. For more information about the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Kindergarten Special Milk Programs, please visit http://nutrition.nv.gov/Programs/NutritionPrograms/