Child Nutrition Programs

School Meals: Child Nutrition Programs

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Learn about child nutrition programs including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program and Team Nutrition.


Team Nutrition Logo Team Nutrition

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See how Team Nutrition improves lifelong eating and physical activity habits of children by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.


Young Child Eating Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

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Learn about CACFP reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks in child care centers, family child care homes, after school programs, emergency shelters, and adult day care programs. See also:


School Breakfast Program (SBP)

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Learn about the SBP and find related information and resources. See also:


Student Enjoys her School Lunch National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

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Learn about the program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to eligible children each school day. See also:


Child eating lunch Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

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Find out how eligible children continue receiving meals even during the summer when school is out. See also:


Special Milk Program (SMP)

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Learn about SMP, which provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs.