NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
The National School Lunch Program 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. Burch Charter School of Excellence participates in the National School Lunch Program.
NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL MEALS
Through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by the First Lady and signed by President Obama, USDA made the first major changes in school meals in 15 years, which will help us raise a healthier generation of children. The new standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. These responsible reforms do what’s right for children’s health in a way that’s achievable in schools across the Nation.
LUNCH/ BREAKFAST PROGRAMS
Breakfast is served each morning between 8:00 and 8:20 in the classrooms. As part of the Community Eligible Provision (CEP) breakfast and lunch are free for all students. A completed NJ Department of Education’s survey must be on file. Students may bring lunch from home. No glass containers or bottles. Please pack nutritious food for your child.