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National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

Last Published: 12/13/2018
National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week

During National School Lunch Week, USDA salutes the tireless work of our local school nutrition professionals.

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The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or  free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

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Nutrition Standards in School Meals

Certification of Compliance

Certification of Compliance:

6 Cents Rule