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PLEASE BE AWARE - School Meals are no longer free to all children. Households must qualify their children for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits every year by applying online during student registration or qualifying by direct certification

The Salt Lake City School District offers one FREE student lunch and one FREE student breakfast each school day to students who qualify for Free or Reduced Federal Meal Benefits. Households must qualify each school year by submitting an application or by direct certification via Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, Foster, TANF, McKinney Vento Homeless, etc.  Student who do not qualify for federal meal benefits will be charged for their meal at time of service. 

PAID Student Meal Prices for SY'2022-2023 (federally subsidized):

  • Elementary Schools: Lunch - $2.00 / Breakfast $1.00

  • Middle Schools: Lunch - Lunch $2.30 / Breakfast $1.20

  • High Schools: Breakfast - Lunch $2.50 / Breakfast $1.20

Non-Program Sales (not federally subsidized)

  • Adult Meals: Lunch - $3.75 / Breakfast $1.20

  • Single Items: Entrée $2.00 / Fruit, Vegetable, or Side Dish $1.00 / Milk or Juice $0.50

Note: Second student meals and non-enrolled child meals will be charged the full adult meal price


Utah law requires schools to provide an alternate breakfast service when 50% or more students qualify for free or reduced lunch. These schools must provide a method of serving breakfast to a student after the instructional day begins. This law ensures access to school meals after the bell but it does not provide additional funding to support free breakfast for all students.  For schools that qualify, the Child Nutrition Department continues to provide a Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program to reach additional children without requiring a new funding source.  

Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) is an alternative breakfast service model offered at schools that have a high percentage of students that qualify for free and reduced meal benefits. All students who attend a BIC school in the morning, regardless of income level, will be eligible to receive one free breakfast each day they attend school.

The BIC program requires that each student is allowed time to enjoy a free, healthy breakfast with their peers in a classroom setting at the start of the school day. Teachers may use this valuable instructional time to take a class roll, engage in social and emotional learning, or employ a variety of teaching strategies to improve student learning.



If you have questions or concerns regarding your students' free or reduced meal benefits, please contact Janely at:  801-974-8380 or email: