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
- USDA Team Nutrition Infographic: MyPlate Guide To School Lunch
- Fact Sheet: Schools Serving, Kids Eating Healthier School meals Thanks to Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, sent 09/01/2015 from USDA Office of Communications
- A Signed Letter from Michelle Obama Praising the Work of School Nutrition Professionals
- 10/2/12 FNS Letter from Under Secretary Concannon addressing questions surrounding the NSLP's new meal pattern requirements.
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Looking for information specific to breakfast? Visit our School Breakfast Program pages.