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Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences
In 1946, President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary (1). It was established by congress "to safeguard the health and well-being of the nation's children" (2). The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that is functioning in more than 94,000 public and nonprofit private schools. Lunches through the NSLP are served to more than 25 million school children each day.
Hadley, Katherine M., "The National School Lunch Program" (1997). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 404.
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Noreen B. Schvaneveldt