National School Lunch Program


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Na·tion·al School Lunch Pro·gram

(nash'ŏ-năl skūl lŭnch prō'gram)
A U.S.D.A. program that provides a nutritious lunch to children and the opportunity to make healthy choices from nutrition education in the classroom.
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Since 1969 the sixfold increase in the number of students receiving free and reduced-price lunches has been the driving force behind the growth in USDA's National School Lunch Program
When irradiated ground beef was approved for the National School Lunch Program (which feeds 27 million children annually), where it does not have to be labeled, these health risks became even more worrisome.
More than 25 million children each day get their lunches through the National School Lunch Program.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is the largest of the Child Nutrition Programs administered by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service, both in terms of funding and number of children served.
More than 31 million students rely on the National School Lunch Program and more than 12 million students rely on the School Breakfast Program to provide the nutrition and energy essential to perform their best in school and in after-school activities.
The National School Lunch Program guarantees that millions of low-income children receive a healthy lunch during their school day.
The company was a founding partner of Connect2Compete, which provides affordable Internet service and devices to K-12 students and their families who qualify for the National School Lunch Program.
With more than 31 million children participating in the National School Lunch Program every school day and a childhood obesity rate that has nearly tripled in the last 40 years, health and nutrition advocates hailed the new standards.
has introduced legislation that would require the White House and USDA to abide by the same nutritional standards as those for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) "for any official meal and require USDA cafeterias and White House cafeterias to abide by these new standards as well," according to a statement.
Federal officials say they don't have exact numbers, but have seen isolated reports of schools cutting ties with the $11 billion National School Lunch Program, which reimburses schools for meals served and gives them access to lower-priced food.
Indeed, some 31 million American kids participating in the federally supported National School Lunch Program have been getting more whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables in their diets--whether they like it or not.
At the start of the school year, under the supervision of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Organic Life started serving local and organic food that makes up seven complete lunches every day at three high schools serving 4,800 students.
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