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Contact your local school district today to see if your family is eligible for free or reduced price meals!

There are a lot of fun and innovative activities happening in lunchrooms across the country to serve your kids nutritious, tasty foods.


  • Community Eligibility Provision
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    CEP is a simplified meal service option that allows schools in high-need areas to provide meals at no cost to all students, without requiring families to apply for free and reduced-price meals. USDA recently announced a final rule that could bring CEP to an additional 3,000 school districts.

  • Healthy Meals Incentives for Schools
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    FNS has established the Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative to improve the nutritional quality of school meals through food systems transformation, school food authority recognition and technical assistance, the generation and sharing of innovative ideas and tested practices, and grants.

  • Updates to the School Nutrition Standards
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    Based on the latest nutrition science and extensive feedback from our partners, FNS is updating the school nutrition standards in a few key areas.

  • Child Nutrition Success Stories
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    Get inspired by school districts across the nation who are serving up delicious and creative school meals!

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Page updated: April 26, 2024