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In FY 2019, schools served over 4.8 billion lunches to children nationwide.
Feeding the Future with Healthy School Lunches
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) 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.