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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The National School Lunch Act does not specifically address the legality of a school district going beyond the 3,000 or 3 percent benchmark.
When the National School Lunch Act was passed in 1946, Congress described it as a way "to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities." Ever since, the school lunch program has been a captive and exclusive market for subsidized agribusiness products, like corn (and high-fructose com syrup), meat, and dairy.
They cite particular challenges in each setting (including the creative ways elderly care home residents sabotage their special diets); comparable programs in other countries (e.g., the US National School Lunch Act); and environmental and sustainability issues entailed in the provision of food in institutions.
Department of Agriculture (USDA), however, has continued to interpret, to the consternation of many, that geographic preferences for buying local food are illegal if the school receives federal funding through the National School Lunch Act.
(78.) National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Amendments of 1970, Pub.
The bill would amend the National School Lunch Act and direct USDA to redefine "foods of minimal nutritional value" to update these nutritional standards.
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