National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

Mission:  To safeguard the health and well-being of the nation’s children by establishing good eating habits and providing adequate food for the children.

NSLP is a federally funded child nutrition program that ensures low-income students under 18 years old have access to breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks during the school year.  Free meals meeting the at approved SFSP sites  include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low/non-fat dairy, and meal or meal alternative proteins based on USDA guidelines.

Yavapai Food Council is certified by Arizona Department of Education to administer the free and reduced meal programs to Arizona schools.  In conjunction with Bountiful Kitchen, YFC prepares brown bag meals that are delivered to schools that do not have commercial kitchens and therefore do not serve food on campus.   As participants in NSLP, YFC brown bag meals are compatible with the National School Lunch Program and may be served to students at free or reduced costs.  For more information on school applications to join YFC Brown Bag School Meals Program contact us.

For Yavapai Food Council NSLP menus, visit:   (insert link to school menus)

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