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For children, the NSLP provides nutritious meals that contain one-third of the recommended dietary allowance of necessary nutrients. For parents, the program a convenient method of providing a nutritionally balanced lunch at the lowest possible price. And for schools, it enhances children's learning abilities by contributing to their physical and mental well being. Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class.
In addition to financial assistance, the program provides donated commodity foods to help reduce lunch program costs.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is the sister program to the NSLP. Just because the school year may have ended, the need for good nutrition for school-age children hasn't. The SFSP provides good, nutritious food that's "in" when school is "out." This program was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides USDA Foods to agencies that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons.
Manufacturer SEPDS forms are available where provided.
The contracts listed below have been extended and are currently effective through June 30, 2017.
The USDA Commodity Processing program allows State distributing agencies and eligible recipient agencies such as schools participating in the NSLP to contract with commercial food processors to divert bulk or raw USDA commodities to processing partners to convert into convenient, ready to use products. For information about Commodity Processing, click on the links below:
Below are educational and training resources to guide you through Food Distribution, USDA Holds and Recalls, and WBSCM information.
The Colorado Food Distribution Advisory Committee was established in 2012. Food Distribution Advisory Council membership is voluntary and is comprised of School Food Service representatives from diverse geographic regions and program size representation. Visit the Food Distribution Advisory Committee page to learn more.
Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program