National School Lunch Program

The purpose of the National School Lunch Program is to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children, as declared in 1946 by Congress in the National School Lunch Act. The School Lunch Program makes it possible for schools to serve nutritious inexpensive lunches to students each day. Schools may also serve meals during summer months. Last school year, in NH, over 30 million meals were reimbursed. USDA provides program funding and administration.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement / Food & Nutrition Services

This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.


Nutrition Director's Information Lunch Box
Business Administrator's Briefcase


Commonly Used Links

Equipment List NHED Prior Approval Form

Income Eligibility Form 2022-2023

Listing of National School Lunch Program Sites

Menu Certifications Worksheets 

More than a Meal Income Application Flyer

NSLP Timeline

NSLP Application Materials, Memos and Resources 2022-2023

Procurement CFR §210.21

Program Authorization Form

Public Release

Rates for Reimbursement 2022-2023

50% Eligibility List

School Breakfast Program USDA Link

School Food Authority On-Site Review Checklist (Accuclaim)

Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Special Dietary Medical Statement Form


Information Buffets: 30-minute bite-sized: 15 minutes of information and 15 minutes for Q&A

Wellness and Learning Conference: 

USDA 60 Day Calendar Rule for Submission of Claims (State Agency requires all claims should be submitted by the 10th of the following claim month)


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