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 to all children in schools and institutions that choose to participate: snacks served in after-school programs also are federally subsidized. While all lunches and snacks are federally assisted, larger federal subsidies generally are provided for meals (or after-school snacks) served to children from lower-income families - i.e., free or reduced-price lunches and snacks, as opposed to paid lunches and snacks. Each meal or snack is subsidized at legislatively established rates that are annually indexed for food-price inflation. The program is permanently authorized under Sections 4 and 11 of the National School Lunch Act, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service, and funded as an entitlement by annual agriculture appropriations acts.

Other Words for National

National Noun Synonyms: nationalistic, nationalist, patriotic, jingoistic, chauvinistic
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Program Verb Synonyms: performance, production, show, presentation, (radio or television) play, telecast, broadcast, recital, concert
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Other Words for School

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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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 MORE

National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)

Health / Health Insurance / National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB): A database maintained by the federal government that contains information on physicians and other medical practitioners against whom medical malpractice claims have been settled or other disciplinary MORE

National Partnership Office (NPO)

Business / Agriculture / National Partnership Office (NPO): The NPO is responsible for implementing National Rural Development Partnership policies and activities. The NPO provides budgetary and financial technical assistance to State Rural Development Council MORE

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