Universal Breakfast - SB376
Universal Breakfast Texas Senate Bill 376
Senate Bill 376 (83rd Legislature) requires that school district campus or an open-enrollment charter school participating in the School Breakfast Program in which 80 percent or more of the students qualify for a free or reduced-price breakfast to offer a free breakfast to each student. SB 376 text is available here.

Campuses wishing to opt out of offering breakfast at no cost must seek a waiver. You can find instructions on how to obtain a waiver at:
SY 24-25 Universal Breakfast

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How will I be notified that I must participate in universal breakfast?
    Superintendents and Child Nutrition Directors receive an email each January with a link to a secure master list of campuses that met the criteria listed in SB 376. The CE will be able to filter the list provided to them to see which of their sites are required to serve Universal Breakfast.
  2. How can I apply for a waiver?
    Waivers are submitted in TXUNPS. The waiver form is open from March 15 through June 30 each year.
  3. Do I need to apply for a waiver annually?
    Yes, TDA will determine whether campuses’ meet the 80% free & reduced threshold annually; campuses that meet this criteria must apply for the waiver annually.
  4. When will I receive notice that I have been approved for a waiver?
    Waivers will be provided as soon as possible. Waivers will be officially approved by the Texas Education Agency; however notification of the waiver approval will come via the Texas Department of Agriculture.
  5. How can I participate in Universal Breakfast?
    Schools have several options to offer universal breakfast. Please visit the Special Provisions page for more information.
  6. Where can I find more information?
    Please contact your local ESC for more information.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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