School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

FNS logo School Meals Programs

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Homepage for general information and resources pertaining to the federally funded child nutrition programs and school meals, including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program and Team Nutrition.


School Meals Income Eligibility Guidelines

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find guidelines used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals or free milk by schools participating in the National Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program.


School Breakfast Program

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Homepage for the School Breakfast Program (SBP) which operates in more than 72,000 schools and institutions, serving a daily average of some 8.4 million children. Find program related information and resources.


Student Enjoys her School Lunch National School Lunch Program

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. This federally assisted meal program operates in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. This website provides links to program related resources, materials, eligibility information, etc.


National School Lunch Program Fact Sheet (PDF | 73 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Question and answer format fact sheet provides general information about the National School Lunch Program such as nutritional and income requirements and reinbursement procedures for schools.


Team Nutrition Logo Team Nutrition

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Team Nutrition's Goal is to improve children's lifelong eating and physical activity habits by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid.


Special Milk Program

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve.


Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Healthy Lifestyle

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Specifically designed for parents and caregivers to provide information to help you eat better, be more physically active and be a role model for your kids from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).


Healthy Meals Resource System

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Homepage of the Healthy School Meals Resource System; provides information to persons working in USDA's Child Nutrition Programs as well as others looking for nutrition education materials for school-age children.


State Map in Team Nutrition Colors Child Nutrition Agencies by State

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides contact information for the state agencies that administer the Child (and Adult) Nutrition Programs, including School Meals, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program and so on.


Eat Smart-Farm Fresh! A Guide to Buying and Serving Locally-Grown Produce in School Meals (PDF | 1.29 MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Handbook focusing on how to find locally-grown food and farmers, menu planning considerations, and strategies for success for incorporating into a school.


National School Lunch Program Background and Development

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides information on the historical development of the National School Lunch Program. Also includes links to the background information for the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the National School Breakfast Program.