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.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement / Food & Nutrition Services

This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.


ATAM Schedule for SY23/24


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


Appeals Process


USDA Free and Reduced Applications

Verification - FY23/24

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)

Equipment List NHED Prior Approval Form

Food Safety

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 - 2023-2024 


Production Record Template

Program Authorization Form

Public Release

Rates for Reimbursement 

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


Professional Standards Summary of Updates:

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

Wellness and Learning Conference: 

Civil Rights

Alternative Services Available

  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
    The contact for interpretive services is the NH Commission for Human Rights. Their contact information is: 603-271-2767, press #0 to request a language interpreter, or email the Commission at and make an appointment for language interpretation.




Maddie Parker, Child Nutrition Operations Manager

Ruth Howard, Program Specialist

Bridget Resse, Program Specialist