The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published the updated 2017-2018 School Nutrition Programs reimbursement rates, effective July 1, 2017, for school year 2017-2018.
USDA updates the federal reimbursement rates each year to reflect food price changes since the previous school year. Based on the Consumer Price Index, the updated school lunch, breakfast and afterschool snack reimbursement rates increased 2.31 percent. Based on the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products, the Special Milk Program reimbursement rate increased 4.21 percent.
View the Notice of the 2017-18 reimbursement rates in the Federal Register or view a PDF of the chart. Note that the rates do not include the value for USDA Foods (commodities).
The updated reimbursement rate of $.2075 per one-half pint of milk was effective July 1, 2017.
USDA updates the reimbursement rate each year to reflect the milk price change since the previous year. The updated reimbursement rate increased 4.21 percent, based on the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products.
Meal prices for non-program adults and other non-program meals
The 2017-2018 minimum charge for meals served to non-program adults and other non-program meals like student second meals, are shown below. The price of non-program meals must be high enough so that the full costs of meals are paid by customers and the meals are not subsidized by program funds. Minimum meal charges are based on the total reimbursements for a 2017-2018 free school meal, including the value of USDA Foods, rounded up to the nearest 5 cents.
Breakfast: $1.75 or more (no increase)
Lunch: $3.65 or more (5 cent increase)