CNS administers Child Nutrition Programs through the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) promotes the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals to children. Public school districts, private schools, residential child care institutions (RCCIs) and Charter Schools may participate in school meal programs.
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) operates in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Public or nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions may participate in the SBP.
The Afterschool Snack Program provides an afternoon snack to children at a site sponsored or operated by a Local Education Agency (LEA) that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Snacks are served alongside a supervised and educational enrichment activity. Individual sites or schools may participate in the Afterschool Snack Program.
The At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers Federal funding to afterschool programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas. This component will also provide educational or enrichment activities.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all enrolled students in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day. The program’s main goal is to create a healthier school environment by expanding students’ access to a variety of produce, increasing produce consumption, and promoting healthy food choices.
The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) offers a streamlined approach to LEA’s already participating in NSLP by offering meals to summer school students. Community children are served as well.
The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in nonprofit schools who do not participate in other Child Nutrition programs. Schools that participate in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs may also participate in the Special Milk Program. This program will provide milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs who do not have access to the school meal programs.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.