7CFR Part 210—National School Lunch Program

Last Modified: 11/05/2013
Martes, Enero 1, 2013

Section 2 of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751), states: ‘‘It is declared to be the policy of Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation’s children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food, by assisting the States, through grants-in-aid and other means, in providing an ade- quate supply of food and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of non-profit school lunch programs.’’ Pursuant to this act, the Department provides States with general and special cash assistance and donations of foods acquired by the Department to be used to assist schools in serving nutritious lunches to children each school day. In furtherance of Program objectives, participating schools shall serve lunches that are nutritionally adequate, as set forth in these regulations, and shall to the extent practicable, ensure that participating children gain a full understanding of the relationship between proper eating and good health.