Students who are low income and eat free or reduced price breakfasts during the school year in California

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Definitions: Includes the percentage of students who participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) during the school year, as a percentage of those who are eligible for Free and Reduced Price Meals. Students whose family income is less than or equal to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for Free and Reduced Price Meals.

Data Source: Data obtained from California Department of Education, 2009-10 and 2012-13, as provided by California Food Policy Advocates (August 2014).

Footnotes: Asterisks* An asterisk indicates that data should be interpreted with caution. Asterisks were used to note low number of events (fewer than 10) or unstable data with large confidence intervals. Data or estimates with low numbers and large confidence intervals indicate that a data point may not be a true representation of the larger population. NA (Not Available) Data that are not available are noted as NA. The most frequent reasons for using the NA annotation include the unavailability of longitudinal data, data suppression from the original data source due to a low number event, or statistically unstable estimates.