School Meals

Child Nutrition Programs

Last Modified: 09/04/2014

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.

Initiatives

Spotlights

Tools for Schools Tools for Schools Community Eligibility Provision Community Eligibility Provision
Local School Wellness Policy Local School Wellness Policy Nutrition Standards in School Meals
Certification of Compliance Certification of Compliance: 6 Cents Rule Family Friendly Application Translations Family Friendly Application Translations