National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program allows schools to receive money & foods from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each meal served. To receive the money and food schools must serve lunches meeting Federal requirements regarding nutrient content and portion sizes. A complete meal, meeting the requirements, allows a school to receive benefits and is referred to as a "reimbursable lunch"

What are the Goals of the National School Lunch Program? 
  • Safeguard the health & well being of the nation's child
  • Encourage domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural foods
  • Give children an understanding of the relationship between proper eating habits & good health

 Reimbursable meals offer many benefits for students:

  • Students learn how to build a balanced meal, a lifelong skill important for healthy living.
  • Research shows when a child's nutritional needs are met, the child is more focused in class, has better attendance, & fewer behavior problems.
  • USDA show children who participate in National School Lunch Programs eat healthier compared to whose do not participate
  • School districts participating in the National School Lunch Program are required to have a wellness policy which addresses obesity, promotes healthy eating, and encourages physical activity among students.
Food Services Office
Michele McCartney
2414 Greenville Rd NE
Cortland OH 44410
Phone: 330-637-7506
Fax: 330-637-6616
2414 Greenville Road      Cortland, Ohio 44410      PH 330-637-7506      Fax 330-637-6616
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