United States Department of Agriculture Guidelines for Child Nutrition Programs

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    The USDA Food and Nutrition Service administers several programs that provide healthy food to children including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the Special Milk Program.  Administered by State agencies, each of these programs helps fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children.


    Visit the USDA Child Nutrition Programs Website to learn how lunch programs in the United State are becoming better balanced and nutritional based on the current research.


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Video: The USDA discusses the Healthy School Meals Standards