National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP)
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are federally funded programs that assist schools and other agencies in providing nutritious meals to children at reasonable prices.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
The SFSP was established to ensure that children in needy areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during school vacations that are comparable to those served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs during the school year.
HealthierUS School Challenge
Schools are eligible to apply for this award established to recognize schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Schools can be certified as Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Gold Award of Distinction Schools.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program
The United States Department of Agriculture's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides funding to schools so they can provide a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to students three to five days per week outside the breakfast and lunch service.
Dietetic Internship Program
The Dietetic Internship Program is a nine-month program (September – May) accepting two to three interns per year. The program is based upon the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy).
Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local education agencies (LEAs) and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.