National School Lunch Programs (NSLP)
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 no-cost lunches to children each school day. National School Lunch Program Sponsors must serve lunches that meet Federal meal pattern requirements and offer the lunches at a free or reduced price to eligible children.
The National School Lunch Act of 1946 was signed as “a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nations’ children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities.”
Today, expanded to include breakfast, after school snacks, milk, and other necessities, National School Lunch Programs take care of the nutritional needs of millions of children—from the earliest preschool years to grade 12 in private and public schools across America.
Statewide Procurement Order Guide Nutritional’s
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