Better Resources

National School Lunch Program – USDA

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 100,000 public and non‐profit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provided nutritionally balanced, low‐cost or free lunches to more than 31 million children each school day in 2012.

 

Choose My Plate

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. As Americans are experiencing epidemic rates of overweight and obesity, the online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children.

 

California Department of Education

Information about applying for and administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

 

Choosing Your Food Service Vendor – CDE Guidance

Federal regulations for school food authorities (SFA) for contracting with food service management companies (FSMC).

 

California Charter Schools Association

The California Charter Schools Association advances the charter school movement through state and local advocacy, leadership on accountability, and resources for member schools. CCSA is a trusted source of data and information on California’s charter schools for parents, authorizers, legislators, the press and other interested groups.

 


Kid Friendly Cooking Recipes – From Allrecipes.com

Allrecipes is the #1 place for recipes, cooking tips, and how-to food videos—all rated and reviewed by millions of home cooks.