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PL 79-396 - Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
It is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation’s children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food, by assisting the states, through grants-in-aid and other means, in providing an adequate supply of foods and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of nonprofit school lunch programs.

PL 116–94
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PART 227—Nutrition Education and Training Program

The purpose of these regulations is to implement section 19 of the Child Nutrition Act (added by PL 95-166, effective Nov. 10, 1977) which authorizes the Secretary to formulate and carry out a nutrition information and education program through a system of grants to State agencies to provide for (a) the nutritional training of educational and foodservice personnel, (b) the foodservice management training of school foodservice personnel, and (c) the conduct of nutrition education activities in schools and child care institutions. To the maximum extent possible, the Program shall fully utilize the child nutrition programs as a learning experience.

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PART 225—Summer Food Service Program

This part establishes the regulations under which the Secretary will administer a Summer Food Service Program.

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PART 226—Child and Adult Care Food Program

This part announces the regulations under which the Secretary of Agriculture will carry out the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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PART 245—Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools

This part established the responsibilities of state agencies, Food and Nutrition Service regional offices, school food authorities or local educational agencies, as applicable in providing free and reduced price meals and free milk in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program for Children, and commodity schools. 

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PART 235—State Administrative Expense Funds

This part established the responsibilities of state agencies, Food and Nutrition Service regional offices, school food authorities or local educational agencies, as defined in §245.2, as applicable in providing free and reduced price meals and free milk in the National School Lunch Program (7 CFR part 210), the School Breakfast Program (7 CFR part 220), the Special Milk Program (SMP) for Children (7 CFR part 215), and commodity schools. Section 9 of the National School Lunch Act, as amended, and sections 3 and 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended, require schools participating in any of the programs and commodity schools to make available, as applicable, free and reduced price lunches, breakfasts, and at the option of the School Food Authority for schools participating only in the Special Milk Program (SMP) free milk to eligible children.

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Proposed Rule on Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Final Summary of Public Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule on February 8, 2013 to obtain public comment with regard to nutrition standards for all foods sold in school as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). Through June 5, 2013, FNS had received a total of 247,871 public comments on the rule (hereinafter referred to as the All Foods proposed rule, All Foods NPRM, proposed competitive food requirements, or proposed competitive food standards) in docket FNS-2011-0019.

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Implementation Timeline for Final Rule

Implementation Timeline for Final Rule. "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs”

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Final Rule Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

School Meals Patterns with Flexibilities for SY 2018/2019 (per Interim Final Rule 82 FR 56703, Nov. 30, 2017)

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PL 111–296 - Child Nutrition Act of 1966

[As Amended Through PL 111–296, Effective Dec. 13, 2010]
To strengthen and expand food service programs for children.

PL 111–296