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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Since 1969 the sixfold increase in the number of students receiving free and reduced-price lunches has been the driving force behind the growth in USDA's National School Lunch Program
When irradiated ground beef was approved for the National School Lunch Program (which feeds 27 million children annually), where it does not have to be labeled, these health risks became even more worrisome.
More than 25 million children each day get their lunches through the National School Lunch Program.
Buchanan deliberately went after and won contracts with the Defense Commissary Agency and the national school lunch program.
The National School Lunch Program serves more than 26 million meals a day, in 95 percent of the nation's public schools.
Undersecretary Haas says, "The School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children has already led to the most widespread changes in school meals since the National School Lunch Program began in 1946.
Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont is promoting a bill that would add a mandatory percentage of organic produce to the national school lunch program.
The new meals fall below federal nutritional standards; therefore, any school serving only McDonald's lunches gets kicked out of the federal government's National School Lunch Program.
The Enlightened Gourmet (OTCBB: ENLG) announced today that it has kicked off its new product campaign aimed at the $12 Billion National School Lunch Program.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
has introduced legislation that would require the White House and USDA to abide by the same nutritional standards as those for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) "for any official meal and require USDA cafeterias and White House cafeterias to abide by these new standards as well," according to a statement.
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