National School Lunch Program

National School Lunch Program

Description

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 32 million children each school day. Established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946, the program will celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2011.

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.

 

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