SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
Numerous scientific studies have suggested a strong link between child nutrition and learning in school. This supports the importance of the availability of school meals programs in improving the educational performance of our children.
Every school day the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves nutritious meals to more than 28 million children nationwide. Pennsylvania served more than 169 million school lunches during the 2016-2017 school year. These healthy meals enhance our children's readiness to learn.