School Breakfast Program
To meet the challenges of the day, schools are able to provide children with an energy-packed meal through the
School Breakfast Program. Functioning in the same manner as the school lunch program, meals at breakfast provide a healthy jumpstart for the day. Breakfast meals cost $1 for students in kindergarten through grade 8, and $1.10 for high schoolers. Free or reduced-price (30 cents) breakfast is available to eligible children so that no child is left hungry and he/she can concentrate in the classroom.
National School Lunch Program
To ensure that children are able to grow strong and healthy, the
National School Lunch Program was established to provide nutritionally balanced school lunch meals at a low cost for children each school day. School lunch costs $2.25 for students in kindergarten through grade 8, and $2.50 for high schoolers. Eligible children may also receive meals at a
reduced or free price. The federal government partially reimburses schools for meals that comply with nutritional standards set by the USDA. NSLP operates in Hawaii public schools, public charter schools, nonprofit private schools, and residential child care facilities.
Afterschool Snack Program
The National School Lunch Program also offers cash reimbursements to help schools serve
nutritious snacks to children during afterschool activities. To be eligible, afterschool programs must provide children with regularly scheduled education or enrichment activities within a supervised environment.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Offered to eligible elementary schools to provide kids with
fresh fruit and vegetable snacks throughout the school day to increase student consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables to impact their present and future health.
Child and Adult Care Food Program
A federally-aided program designed to improve the quality of meals outside the school environment.
This program provides adult and child day care centers and emergency shelters a means to serve nutritious meals and snacks in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program.
Summer Food Service Program
During the school year, nutritious meals are available through the NSLP and SBP — however, those programs end when the school year ends for the summer. The
Summer Food Service Program is a federal resource program available to those schools and other facilities that combine a feeding program with a summer activity program such as Summer Fun or Summer School.
Special Milk Program
Milk is essential for growth and a great source of nutrients. The
Special Milk Program (SMP) ensures even children in schools and childcare institutions that don’t participate in other federal meal service programs get a serving of milk. SMP provides this through reimbursements to eligible schools and institutions.
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