National School Lunch Program

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National School Lunch Program

A program in the United States giving subsidies to schools in order to provide free or low-price lunches to eligible children. The NSLP was created in 1946 both to feed underprivileged children and to stabilize food prices for farmers. Counting the number of children eligible for the NSLP is one way of measuring poverty in an area.
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The National School Lunch Act does not specifically address the legality of a school district going beyond the 3,000 or 3 percent benchmark.
The National School Lunch Act was signed by President Harry Truman in 1946, three years after Abraham Maslow published his theory on the hierarchy of human needs (Maslow, 1973).
The National School Lunch Act of 1946 created the school lunch program of today.
gov Children Served The National School Lunch Act was established in 1946.
Among the programs the Republican plan would repeal are the Food Stamp Act of 1977, the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, the National School Lunch Act of 1946, and the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983.
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