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National School Lunch Program

Most of our families will qualify for their child to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This program provide a nutritional breakfast, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack. In addition, our monthly lunch schedule offers delicious meals, with Latino dishes in mind, that our students truly enjoy.

Read more about the National School Lunch Program below: 

 http://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp/national-school-lunch-program-nslp

The National School Lunch Program 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.

A Brief History

School food service programs such as we have in 1971 did not just happen overnight nor during the past decade. Preceding today's programs is a long history of more than a hundred years of development, testing and evaluating, and of constant research to provide the best in nutrition, nutrition education, and food service for the nation's millions of children in school.