National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in Illinois

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Definitions: The School Breakfast Scorecard, by Food Action Research Center (FRAC), measures the reach of the School Breakfast & Lunch Program for low-income students during the school year — nationally and in each state — based on a variety of metrics, and examines the impact of select trends and policies on program participation. Participation in 1,000s.

Data Source: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), "School Breakfast Scorecard" available here. Select "Report" and search "Breakfast" and select most recent year School Breakfast Scorecard report and report the most recent numbers from "Table 1:Low-Income Student Participation in School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast (SBP)."

Footnotes: The data source has not published new data for this indicator for 2020-2021 due to the pandemic, but the indicator will be updated on the KIDS COUNT Data Center if or when new data are released. Until then, these data may provide useful historical information for those working in this field.