National School Lunch Program

National School Lunch Program The National School Lunch Program (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 children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. In addition, sponsors of NSLP may also choose to offer School Breakfast and the After School Snack Programs. The Special Milk Program is available for children who do not have access to lunch.

CNP Brochure

NSLP Manuals

NSLP Food Service Manual


Tools for putting together a Desk Manual:

A desk manual is a tool that contains all of the duties and responsibilities that a job position contains. It helps with organization, defining job duties, and clarifying the position.

Use these two tools to put together a desk manual.
The following two forms are "worksheets" for putting a desk manual together. They should be used to write down all of the responsibilities and duties that occur in a job position. Each duty is assigned a time frame of daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, annual or occasionally. Both of the "worksheets" do the same thing but are set up slightly differently.

PDF Icon Word Icon Desk Manual Worksheets

Sponsor Information
Word Icon HACCP-Based Standard Operating Procedures
PDF Icon NSLP Sponsor Report
PDF Icon APPEAL RIGHTS LETTER NSLP 12-22-11
PDF Icon Resources for New Supervisors
Provision Program Information
PDF Icon USDA Provision 2 Manual
Excel Icon Provision 2 Blank Worksheet - Breakfast
Excel Icon Provision 2 Blank Worksheet - Lunch