SDE: National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)


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The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It operates in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions (RCCIs). The NSLP 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.

QUICK LINKS NSLP GUIDANCE
 Claim Submission Schedule
For more resources, review the CSDE's Resource Lists for School Nutrition Programs.
 Direct Certification
 Menu Planning Guide for School Meals
 Meal Patterns
 Meal Pattern Training Materials
 Online Application and Claiming System
 for Connecticut Child Nutrition Programs
 New July 2015
  • Procedures, User IDs, Passwords and Access for School Nutrition Programs  [PDF]  
    New July 2015
 Operational Memos
 Program Guidance
CONTACT:  CSDE School Nutrition Programs Staff
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
Child Nutrition Programs
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone: 860-807-2050 Fax: 860-807-2127


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