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National School Lunch Program


National School Lunch Program (NSLP) 

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in more than 94,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 30 million children each school day. It was established under the National School Lunch Act and signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. 


School Nutrition Employee Week will be on May 7-11, 2018. Materials will be posted on SNA’s School Lunch Hero Day webpage.


​Support for Program

Looking for information specific to breakfast? Visit our School Breakfast Program pages.


School Nutrition Team Mission Statement: To ensure a strong nutritional foundation that supports learning and development for all students through statewide leadership, guidance, partnership, and advocacy.