Federal Child Nutrition Programs

  • Food and Nutrition Services participates in the following Federal Food Programs:

    National School Lunch Program
    The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

    School Breakfast Program
    The School Breakfast Program provides cash assistance to states to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The Food and Nutrition service administers the SBP at the Federal level. State education agencies administer the SBP at the state level, and local school food authorities operate the Program in schools.

    Afterschool Snack Program
    The afterschool snack component of the National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted snack service that fills the afternoon hunger gap for school children. 

    Afterschool Supper Program
    When school is out and parents are still at work, children need a safe place to be with their friends, with structured activities, supportive adults, and good nutrition.

    Summer Food Service Program
    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.

    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
    FFVP can be an important tool in our efforts to combat childhood obesity. The Program has been successful in introducing school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample. The various partnerships that FNS and state agencies have developed in the public and private sectors, as well as the dedicated work of school administrators, have contributed to the overall success and acceptance of the program. FFVP is consistent with and supports the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations to provide healthier snack choices in schools.

Contact Information

  • Food and Nutrition Services

    7720 West Oakland Park Blvd.

    Sunrise, Florida 33351

    Phone: 754-321-0215

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    Mary Mulder

    Director

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