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The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare 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.


Common Acronyms Used in the Child Nutrition Programs

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

NSLP Regulations

NSLP Policies

School Nutrition Programs Analyst Territories and Contact Information

School Nutrition Programs Contact List

School Lunch, Breakfast, AfterSchool Snack Meals Served/Payments Fact Sheet