Nevada - Breakfast at school: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends strategies to ensure students eat breakfast in the morning or maintains a program that only applies to certain schools (ex. schools with 70% FRPL students).

Nevada Revised Statutes 387.1145 Creation; participation in Program

  1. There is hereby created the Breakfast After the Bell Program for public schools in which the majority of enrolled pupils are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches under the National School Lunch Act.
  2. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3 and 4:
    • (a) If a public school in this State in which 70 percent or more of the enrolled pupils during the previous school year were eligible for free or reduced-price lunches under the National School Lunch Act, the public school shall participate in the Program and offer a breakfast to each pupil in the school after the instructional day has officially begun.
    • (b) A public school that participates in universal meal service in high poverty areas pursuant to Section 104 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296, must participate in the Program if the school is included on the list of public schools published by the State Department of Agriculture pursuant to NRS 387.1151.

Nevada Revised Statutes 387.1145 Creation; participation in Program

  1. Each public school participating in the Program, in cooperation with the board of trustees of the school district or governing body, as applicable, may determine the model for serving breakfast that is best suited for the school. Models for serving breakfast may include, without limitation:
    • (a) Breakfast served in the classroom;
    • (b) Grab-and-go breakfasts; and
    • (c) Breakfast served in the cafeteria during or after the first period of school or during a morning recess.
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