NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM:  CHILDREN PARTICIPATING
(Data as of April 4, 2014 )
State / January December January Percent Change
Territory 2013 2013 2014 Jan 14 vs Jan 13
         
Alabama 547,594 522,851 518,702 -5.3%
Alaska 52,652 49,606 52,713 0.1%
Arizona 645,539 650,125 648,263 0.4%
Arkansas 335,849 320,346 326,589 -2.8%
California 3,278,373 3,135,213 3,118,638 -4.9%
Colorado 381,793 368,430 376,052 -1.5%
Connecticut 277,594 283,811 271,580 -2.2%
Delaware 93,250 96,371 90,556 -2.9%
District of Columbia 48,653 57,537 50,010 2.8%
Florida 1,640,317 1,648,311 1,668,502 1.7%
Georgia 1,256,415 1,235,259 1,230,258 -2.1%
Guam 16,905 15,577 16,735 -1.0%
Hawaii 115,469 111,980 113,579 -1.6%
Idaho 159,235 161,300 158,685 -0.3%
Illinois 1,157,430 1,079,561 1,214,449 4.9%
Indiana 778,711 782,346 770,828 -1.0%
Iowa 385,092 388,346 378,394 -1.7%
Kansas 347,111 350,816 347,027 0.0%
Kentucky 532,482 533,214 526,161 -1.2%
Louisiana 576,160 552,790 563,963 -2.1%
Maine 101,222 102,360 95,645 -5.5%
Maryland 418,522 428,407 410,385 -1.9%
Massachusetts 513,071 515,220 511,919 -0.2%
Michigan 864,728 880,008 846,275 -2.1%
Minnesota 606,382 615,958 630,641 4.0%
Mississippi 397,152 384,323 392,667 -1.1%
Missouri 617,369 605,001 593,606 -3.8%
Montana 83,973 85,895 84,059 0.1%
Nebraska 241,572 244,672 244,296 1.1%
Nevada 211,731 223,012 206,893 -2.3%
New Hampshire 96,014 94,560 92,374 -3.8%
New Jersey 690,194 688,752 659,080 -4.5%
New Mexico 224,967 214,399 223,076 -0.8%
New York 1,705,844 1,714,867 1,637,207 -4.0%
North Carolina 896,866 903,466 849,066 -5.3%
North Dakota 86,560 87,139 93,132 7.6%
Ohio 1,067,639 1,059,107 1,049,646 -1.7%
Oklahoma 438,231 436,769 443,342 1.2%
Oregon 291,575 289,180 287,832 -1.3%
Pennsylvania 1,066,861 1,047,056 1,025,547 -3.9%
Puerto Rico 344,766 300,682 312,554 -9.3%
Rhode Island 76,560 79,172 76,239 -0.4%
South Carolina 477,399 474,887 465,292 -2.5%
South Dakota 107,771 107,898 109,502 1.6%
Tennessee 664,964 645,612 591,303 -11.1%
Texas 3,314,260 3,269,011 3,327,566 0.4%
Utah 328,879 334,867 330,291 0.4%
Vermont 50,443 51,648 46,885 -7.1%
Virginia 713,860 712,334 697,792 -2.3%
Virgin Islands 14,424 12,914 12,835 -11.0%
Washington 518,097 526,320 519,822 0.3%
West Virginia 192,866 195,132 189,312 -1.8%
Wisconsin 560,064 543,317 584,665 4.4%
Wyoming 54,480 54,622 53,882 -1.1%
Dept. of Defense 28,287 21,274 22,740 -19.6%
     TOTAL 30,694,219 30,293,630 30,159,051 -1.7%
Participation data are based on average daily meals adjusted by an attendance factor of 0.927.  Dept. of Defense refers to children of armed forces personnel attending school abroad.
Data for December 2013 and January 2014 are preliminary and are subject to significant change; all data are subject to revision.