We Are Proud To Be A Part Of The USDA School Lunch Program
Organic Milling is proud to be a part of the National School Lunch Program(NSLP). The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 30.5 million children in over 101,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions each school day.
The School Lunch Program requires that the school lunches served must meet the applicable recommendations of the 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual's calories come from fat, and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories.
We are excited to be a part of helping our Nation's children to maintain healthy eating habits. Through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity, we will improve our children's lifelong eating habits and help them invest in a happy, healthy adult life. With roughly one third of the children in America either overweight or obese, we at Organic Milling know why we have to come together to solve this critical problem.
We have an unprecedented opportunity to offer healthy, organic foods to millions of children in need. We will continue to seek ways to improve the quality of our role in school meal programs, increase participation rates and ensure schools have the resources they need. We must do this not only for our children, but for the future of our country.
For more information about the School Lunch Program, contact Dione Montes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here to get your school signed up for the USDA School Lunch Program. You will be redirected to the USDA home page. Once on the site, click on the New User to guide you.