USDA’s School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program once again served the most meals in FY 2022

Stacked bar and line chart showing number of meals served by each program and total billions spent (in 2022 dollars) on Federal child nutrition programs.

In some ways, fiscal year 2022 marked a return to prepandemic operations for USDA’s food and nutrition assistance programs, which continued to respond to economic conditions and other factors. However, new challenges also emerged, such as rising food inflation and infant formula changes.

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