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School Year 2018

  1. SY 2018 Commodity Meal Rate – The current estimated rate for the period July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, is $0.23 for NSLP schools. The actual rate will be published July 2017 in the Federal Register.
  2. USDA added an additional $0.105 to the estimated SY 2018 Commodity Meal Rate to include the estimated shortfall in USDA purchases for SY 2017 for a national rate of $0.335 cents per meal. The actual shortfall rate will be provided by USDA at a later time.
  3. Texas’ rate is currently estimated at $0.336 per meal.
School Year 2017
  1. SY 2017 Commodity Meal Rate - The published rate for the period July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, is $0.23 for NSLP schools. 
  2. USDA added an additional $0.09 to the SY 2017 Commodity Meal Rate to include the shortfall in USDA purchases for SY 2016 for a national rate of $0.32 cents per meal.
  3. Texas' rate is currently estimated at $0.3372 per meal.
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