Meal Allowance Rates

Meal Allowance Rates for 2023

  • Breakfast          $1.66
  • Snack                    .97
  • Lunch/Supper $3.04

Meal Allowance Rates for 2022

  • Breakfast          $1.40
  • Snack                    .78
  • Lunch/Supper  $2.63

The IRS allows you to expense the meals that you serve that are not reimbursed by your food program.  But you must keep track of the meals served, date and child’s name.

You can find forms for keeping track of meal counts, under Child Care Providers

This is a great expense for you to add to your return.