State of Alaska
School Nutrition Programs

school lunchThe National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Special Milk Program, and After School Snack Program are federally assisted meal programs operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. These programs provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. NSLP was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946 and provide per-meal reimbursement for meals served in compliance with USDA requirements.