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School Meals

Child Nutrition Programs

Last Published: 01/14/2016

School lunch line.

The Food and Nutrition Service administers several programs that provide healthy food to children including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the Special Milk Program.  Administered by State agencies, each of these programs helps fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children.

Spotlights

CEP: Planning and Implementation Guidance

Community Eligibility Provision: Planning and Implementation Guidance

Guide to Professional Standards in School Meal Programs

Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

Certification of Compliance

Certification of Compliance
6 Cents Rule

Nutrition Standards in School Meals