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Larin, Kathryn A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the school meal programs that provide nutritious, lowcost meals to about 30 million children each day, according to USDA fiscal year 2019 data. School food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program must comply…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Food, Purchasing
Morris, Steve D. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
USDA helps millions of children from low-income households access healthy meals by purchasing food, including seafood, for the NSLP. USDA-purchased foods represent about 15 to 20 percent of the food served in the NSLP. According to the DGA, programs, such as the NSLP, can play an essential role in providing access to healthy meals. This can help…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Nutrition, Government Role