What is the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)?
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program created to offer healthy, balanced meals to students. Participating school districts receive reimbursement and donated food items from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for every qualifying meal served. Districts participating in the NSLP must follow the federal nutrition standards for all food and beverages sold to students, including breakfast (if offered), lunch, and snacks.
More information can be found here.
What is included in a qualifying lunch?
Arbor Management’s “Meal Deal” is a complete meal offered to all students which also qualifies as a reimbursable meal. A Meal Deal includes:
- Meat or Meat Alternative
- Fat-Free or 1% Milk
Students must take 3-5 of the components listed above with one being a fruit or vegetable to qualify as a Meal Deal.
Does my family qualify for free or reduced meals?
To see if your family is eligible, click here.