The NSLP is a federally-assisted meal program operating in more than 94,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions (RCCIs). It was established under the National School Lunch Act and signed by President Harry Truman in 1946 and provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 30 million children each school day.
Around the World in 80 Trays (January 17-21, 2022)
Around the World in 80 Trays is a state-wide event with the purpose of increasing international flavors in USDA School Meals Programs! DPI would like to acknowledge that food can do more than just nourish the body, but it can offer an invitation to explore the diverse cultures of Wisconsin students.
Join the School Nutrition Team and schools/districts across the state in this week-long culinary adventure, kicking off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17, 2022. What better way to celebrate the unique cultural backgrounds of students across the state than by remembering the legacy of MLK Jr. and his dream of equality and inclusion for all. Please visit the Around the World in 80 Trays webpage to learn more about this event.
National School Lunch Week (October 11-15, 2021)
- School Meals Support Student Health and Learning (SNA, National Dairy Council)
- School Meals are Healthy Meals (SNA, National Dairy Council)
- MyPlate Guide To School Lunch (USDA) For families, this infographic highlights how a variety of healthy foods from each MyPlate food group are included as part of a school lunch
For NSLP menu planning tools, visit the Menu Planning webpage.