The National School
Lunch Program provides nutritious lunches and the
opportunity to practice skills learned in classroom
nutrition education. Meal cost is established by
household income information provided to the school
district by each student participating in the program.
This program also offers after school snacks in
sites that meet eligibility requirements.
School Breakfast Program provides nutritious breakfasts to promote learning readiness and healthy eating behaviors.
The Child Nutrition Program (CNP) System is a web-based Sponsor
application and payment processing system, and is
available to use with the National School Lunch
Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk
Program and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. To
access the site, click on the CNP link below.
child nutrition programs are designed based upon
regulatory guidance and resources designed for uniform
interpretation of nutrient needs by the American public.
My Plate for Kids Choose
Food Buying Guide
assists those sponsors using food based menu
planning options determine fulfillment of component
Fruit and Veggie Cookbook
– Utilize fruits and veggies at all your meals! Try
some recipes from the Fruit and Veggies Cookbook
developed by the New Hampshire Department of Health
and Human Services.
NDE-OCNSH Menu Standards
– This document assists sponsors with the
incorporation of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines into
school lunch and breakfast menus.
Offer vs Service Option
- Schools who serve high school aged students
are required to provide "Offer vs. Serve" menus.
Please refer to the attached federal manual on the
topic or call your consultant for further
sponsor for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
and School Breakfast Program there are times when
children will require specialized meal services.
More information on providing accommodations
required by regulation may be viewed at:
Federal regulations under the NSLP and SBP programs require each sponsor to have completed a written HACCP plan, including full standardized operating procedures.
These plans must be implemented and staff must be trained for the program to be in full compliance. The second evolution of the HACCP plan, once implemented, is to review the plan annually to ensure that all components are functioning within the program effectively. Once the annual review is completed, the sponsor should begin working on enhance of the HACCP plan by incorporating disaster planning, bio-security, and pandemic elements.
Emergency Food Service Planning Readiness
The following packets & forms may be utilized to
add a disaster planning module to your HACCP plan.
All sponsors should have a disaster planning module
included in their manuals by the beginning of SY