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 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.
Connecting During the Holidays (ages 0-5) The holidays can be stressful. Make time for connection by implementing these great tips and activities from Vroom.
Check out these websites for free and fun educational-enrichment activities:
Or visit Before and After School Child Care to find your after-school child care provider for after-school enrichment activities.
Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Watch videos on Food Safety and Civil Rights requirements.
Breakfast and lunch are provided free to children 2-18 years of age at multiple Broward County Public Schools during the summer. Follow the Summer Break Spot link by clicking on the logo. Information is subject to change at short notice.
The USDA Waivers permitting Summer Meals to be consumed off campus have expired. Therefore, students must be present to receive Summer Meals and all meals must be consumed on campus. Grab and Go Meals are no longer available.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)
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.
Child Nutrition Programs
The Food and Nutrition Services Department participates in several Federal Food Programs to help support student achievement during the school year, after school, and during the summer.