National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program, operating in public and non-profit, private schools and residential childcare institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.
The program also incorporates wellness policies to promote healthy eating habits and physical activity at school.
The Foundation works with Residential Child Care Institution’s to…
- Ensure that the food service operation is in conformance with the school food authority’s agreement under the program
- Monitor the food service operation through periodic on-site visits
- Retain control of the quality, extent, and general nature of its food service, and the prices to be charged the children for meals
- Retain signature authority on the state agency-school food authority agreement, free and reduced price policy statement and claims
- Ensure that all federally donated foods received accrue only to the benefit of the school food authority’s non-profit school food service and are fully utilized
- Maintain applicable health certification and assure that all state and local regulations are being met by a food service management company, preparing or serving meals at a school food authority facility
- Establish an advisory board composed of parents, teachers, and students to assist in menu planning