The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program
(SBP) are designed to promote the health and well-being of children by providing
nutritious meals to children. Currently, there are 373 participants in
Washington state; this includes public school districts, private schools, and
residential child care institutions (RCCIs).
As a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, there have been many
changes to the NSLP and SBP. Regulatory changes include updated nutrition
standards for school meals effective July 1, 2012.
The cornerstone of the new standards are the new meal patterns, which include more servings of fruit and whole grains, a wider variety of vegetables,
and low-fat milk.
Tools and Resources for a Successful School Meals Program