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Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

Nutrition Programs

The Child Nutrition Programs administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education plays a critical role in ensuring that all children are ready to learn by supporting nutritious meal service in schools, day care centers, family day care homes, residential child care institutions, and summer feeding programs

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NSLP At-Risk After School Meals Program
Offers cash reimbursement to help schools and after-school care programs serve snacks to children after their regular school day ends. An afterschool meal and a snack may be served in the CACFP
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School Breakfast
Federal program that provides States with cash assistance for non-profit breakfast programs in schools and residential child care institutions.
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School Lunch
A federally assisted meal program operating in nearly 95,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 26 million children each school day
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Special Milk
Provides milk to children in schools and child-care institutions that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve.
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Summer Food Service
Provides free, nutritious meals to low-income children during school vacations.
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Child and Adult Care Food Program
Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks in child, family, and adult day care facilities, after-school care programs, and children residing in homeless shelters.


Last Updated: May 20, 2016
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