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Child Nutrition Programs

Learn about programs that offer food and nutrition assistance for children, including the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program.

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Child nutrition programs help to ensure that children have access to nutrition meals and snacks in schools, summer programs, childcare centers and homes, and afterschool programs.

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Office of Food Safety develops education, instruction and technical assistance resources for individuals working in federally funded nutrition assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

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