National School Lunch Program to cost $16.4B in 2014

The taypayer figure was updated to include new 6-cent-per-meal certification for healthier school meals.

Jan. 17—Thursday's edition of the Federal Register contains 185 new agency submissions, including an update to the cost of the National School Lunch Program.

The Regulatory Impact Analysis for Michelle Obama's National School Lunch Program was corrected by the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reflect new language about the program.

The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, which provides free and low-cost healthy meals to more than 31 million students, is projected to cost taxpayers $16.4 billion in 2014.