National School Lunch Act

Business / Agriculture / National School Lunch Act: P.L. 79-396 (June 4, 1946) authorized federal cash and commodity support for school lunch and milk programs, '...as a measure of national security...' in response to claims that many American men had been rejected for military service in World War II because of diet-related health problems. Beginning in the early 1930's federal support had been provided for school lunch programs through donations of surplus commodities, and when these dried up during the War, by grants provided under annual appropriations laws. The original National School Lunch Act established multi-year authority for the financing of school feeding programs. It since has been amended numerous times and now permanently authorizes the national school lunch program and the child and adult care food program. Federally guaranteed subsidies are provided for every lunch served, with higher amounts generally provided for lunches served to low-income children who meet income criteria set by the law. This Act also requires federal payments for meals and snacks served to children and elderly and disabled persons in day care facilities (the child and adult care food program) and children in summer programs operated in low-income areas (the summer food service program), and it requires a set value of commodity assistance for each lunch served under these programs. Other activities supported by this Act include meals supplements for children in after-school care, a homeless children nutrition program, meal service for Department of Defense overseas dependents schools , and an information clearinghouse.

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School Adjective Synonyms: (educational) institution, kindergarten, nursery school, primary or grammar or secondary or high school, institute, college, university, seminary, Alma Mater, boarding-school, day-school, public school, private school, State school, lyc‚e, Lyceum, Br
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Commodity Distribution Reform Act And WIC Amendments Of 1987

Business / Agriculture / Commodity Distribution Reform Act And WIC Amendments Of 1987: P.L. 100-237 (January 8, 1988) established a free-standing law requiring the USDA to improve the distribution and quality of commodities donated to child nutrition programs. Also established a foodban MORE

National School Lunch Program

Business / Agriculture / National School Lunch Program: This child nutrition program provides cash and commodity assistance to public and private nonprofit elementary and secondary schools and residential child care institutions to support lunches served t MORE

Healthy Meals For Healthy Americans Act Of 1994

Business / Agriculture / Healthy Meals For Healthy Americans Act Of 1994: P.L. 103-448 (November 2, 1994) Amendments reauthorizing several expiring programs under the National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Amendments of 1966 through FY1998. Required that federally su MORE

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