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FSBRKFRC
School-aged children received free or reduced-cost breakfast at school during past month

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Description

FSBRKFRC indicates whether the children in the household between the ages of 5 and 18 received free or reduced-cost breakfasts at school in the past 30 days. This question is asked only of household where children received a free or reduced-cost lunch at school (FSLNCHFRC).

This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.

Comparability

This variable is comparable across available years, but the universe changes over time. Between 1995 and 1999, this question is asked only of households with incomes below 185% of poverty. From 2000 forward, higher income households that reported running short of money for food (FSSHORT) are also included in the universe.

Universe

  • 1995-1999: Households below 185% poverty that contain a child who had received free or reduced-cost school lunches.
  • 2000-2019: Households below 185% poverty or that have run short of money for food that contain a child who had received free or reduced-cost lunches.
  • Apr 2001: Households in months-in-sample 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 below 185% poverty or that have run short of money for food that contain a child who had received free or reduced-cost lunches.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1995 - - - X - - - - - - - -
1996 - - - - - - - - X - - -
1997 - - - X - - - - - - - -
1998 - - - - - - - X - - - -
1999 - - - X - - - - - - - -
2000 - - - - - - - - X - - -
2001 - - - X - - - - - - - X
2002 – 2019 - - - - - - - - - - - X

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