To serve our customers quality, affordable meals, adhering to the guidelines established by the USDA, to operate with fiscal responsibility and to continuously improve the nutritional integrity of our program.
National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) are designed to promote the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals and support their learning abilities. As a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, there have been many changes to the NSLP and SBP. Regulatory changes include updated nutrition standards for school meals. The cornerstone of the new standards is the new meal patterns, which include more servings of fruit and whole grains, a wider variety of vegetables, and low-fat and fat free milk.
Studies have documented measurable advantage to students who eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Those advantages include better attendance, less discipline problems, better grades, and improved reading levels. Those students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are also eligible for a free or reduced price breakfast. Each meal, by government regulation, must contain certain nutritional components which provide a part of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) recommended by the Institute of Medicine Council.