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.

Meal Patterns
For more resources, review the CSDE's Resource Lists for School Nutrition Programs.
Menu Planning Guide
for School Meals
Meal Pattern Training Materials
Program Guidance
Operational Memos
Direct Certification
  • Procedures, User IDs, Passwords and Access  [PDF]     
  • Online Security Enhancements  [PDF]
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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