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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Although we have attempted to model our assessment study of the NSLP in Puerto Rico with the SNDA study, consideration should be taken as to wherein lie the similarities and differences in each approach.
Although only a small percentage of the meals met NSLP guidelines, researchers believe fast-food kids' meals can be designed to taste good and meet a basic level of nutrient quality.
In previous research using cross-sectional data, Akin, Guilkey, and Popkin (1983) found that students who participated in the NSLP had higher intakes of vitamins and minerals over a 24-hour period compared to nonparticipants and that the impact was stronger for low-income children.
Although this argument has been one of the standard explanations for why schools must sell competitive foods, the amount of actual school profits--measured against losses in NSLP reimbursement (29) and percentage of profits that inure to vending and snack suppliers--has been shown to be less than previously assumed.
While three states ordered irradiated ground beef from the NSLP last year, none actually received it because of the high price and some officials' reluctance.
In one study, for example, 4th-grade students who had access to the NSLP meals (which are required to provide at least one serving of fruits or vegetables) consumed more fruits and vegetables than 5th-grade students who had access to foods from a snack bar foods (Cullen, hagen, Baranowski, Owens, & de Moor, 2000).
4 million children from the NSLP and cut the food-stamp maximum benefit from 91 cents per day to 84 cents per day.
Table 1 NPC-NET Social Loss on Production, Consumption Welfare Gain of Producers and Consumers (000 Rs) Net Social Loss in Production NSLP NSLP (IRRI) Year Basmati IRRI Basmati IRRI 1975-76 0.
Supplementation of households food expenditures occurs when the value of the benefits received through the NSLP and SBP does not lead to a completely offsetting reduction in the household's expenditures on food from other sources.
It also raises an important question concerning what the financial impact might be if dietary patterns were more closely aligned with agricultural production, particularly when the federal government has been estimated to reimburse over $500 million in meat purchases in the NSLP per year.
Specifically, over 30 percent of charter schools in California did not participate in the NSLP in 2002, which is consistent with the percentages of charter schools that report both missing and zero qualified students in the CCD in the same year.