Students return to free breakfast, lunch

-A A +A
By The Staff

Good news for parents: When students return to school on Aug. 19 parents won't have to root around for change to pay for a school breakfast or lunch, or both. 

That's because Florida is one of seven states participating in a pilot program that provides free breakfast and lunch based on certain criteria. The program is due to be rolled out in every state in the 2014-2015 school year. 

The Levy County School Board and Becky Tyson, director of the board's Food, Nutrition and Wellness Program, applied for the Community Eligibility Option under the federal Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 which tasks the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs with implementation of the four-year program starting with this school year.

The Levy County program includes all the public schools and Nature Coast Middle Charter School.  

Every student in every one of those schools will be able to get a free breakfast and a free lunch. 

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Chiefland Citizen, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 2 pages per month.

You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

Chiefland Citizen | circulation@chieflandcitizen.com | 352-493-4796
624 W Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday