NSLBP

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS

NSLBP

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FFVP

CACFP

SFSP

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School Breakfast Program

The Child Nutrition Act established the School Breakfast Program in 1975, which is administered by the State Agency, Food and Nutrition Services with Federal Funds provided by the Federal Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Program provides a balanced and nutritious diet, which covers a quarter (1/4) of the daily nutritional requirements necessary for each age group. In addition, it helps to form good eating habits that last a lifetime.

The participating school or institution undertakes administrative and fiscal responsibilities. These include administering refunds of Federal Funds received for breakfast rations served that meet the requirements established in the Dietary Guidelines.

Program Regulation

7 CFR 220

Who can sponsor this Program?

Children’s institutions and public and private schools that operate non-profit.

What services can a sponsor offer?

  • Serve free breakfast and absorb the difference in cost between the reimbursement and the cost of producing the ration.
  • Sell breakfast at a reasonable price, using the eligibility guidelines to determine families who qualify for free, reduced-price, or paid services, accordingly.

School Lunch Program

The Child Nutrition Act established the School Lunch Program in 1946, which is administered by the State Agency, Food and Nutrition Services. This program is supported by a federal grant provided by the USDA.

The School Lunch Program provides a balanced and nutritious diet, it covers a third (1/3) of the nutritional requirements necessary for each age group. In addition, it helps to form good eating habits that last a lifetime. The school or institution that participates in the Program undertakes administrative and fiscal responsibilities. These include administering refunds of Federal Funds received for lunch rations served that meet the requirements set forth in the Dietary Guidelines.

Program Regulation

7 CFR 210

Who can sponsor this Program?

Children’s institutions and public and private schools that operate non-profit.

What services can a sponsor offer?

  • Serve free breakfast and absorb the difference in cost between the reimbursement and the cost of producing the ration.
  • Sell breakfast at a reasonable price, using the eligibility guidelines to determine families who qualify for free, reduced-price, or paid services, accordingly.

After-school snack services

The National School Lunch Program After School Snack Service is a federally assisted snack service that provides cash reimbursement to participating institutions to encourage or assist schools to serve snacks to children after regular school hours. The after-school snack component of the NSLP helps members fully participate in the after-school snack program. Members who participate in an approved after-school snack program, age 18 or younger, and participants who turn 19 during the school year, are eligible to receive reimbursable snacks through the lunch program.

What are the requirements to sponsor the Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack Program?

  • Have physical facilities
  • Staff to offer the service
  • Additional requirements when applying; together with the application, they must submit the following documents, as applicable:
    • The license of the General Council on Education (School)
    • License from the Department of the Family (Institution)
    • Menu cycle
    • Sanitary License
    • Certificate of Incorporation from the Department of State
    • Certificate of Good Standing
    • Letter of Tax Exemption from the Department of the Treasury or effectiveness
    • Insurance Policy
    • Negative Debt Certification
  • Any additional requirements established by the State Agency, Food and Nutrition Services

Contact Info

Mildred R. Carrasquillo Marcano

Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Program, Coordinator

carrasquillo_mil@de.pr.gov

AESAN-PDAM@de.pr.gov