National Lunch Program - Informative Paper

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Participation in the National Lunch Program
Informative Paper / Revision
Juan Diego VII Becerra
Strayer University

ENG 115
Doctor Ronnie Davis
November 16th, 2015
The National Breakfast and Lunch Program The National School Lunch Program, between many other food-for-school related Federal programs, have a direct reimbursement formula for the schools that participate in the exchange of these type of healthy meals. The more the schools do in providing better meals, the higher the reimbursement and award will be. The programs have actually improved drastically in the way it operates and how it has already demonstrated improvement into the children’s health.

Child Obesity
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It has served millions of children across the nation since 1946 and keeps helping and changing the food intake education for a healthier nutrition. Although it is a nationwide federal program, the household where the child comes from must be categorized as low-income in order to become eligible. The most important benefits of the well-programmed and nutritional meals consist of fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, and milk. Those main food items cause the children to focus on academics even more and maintain a stable behavior at a positive state. According to Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), “Studies show that proper nutrition improves a child’s behavior, school performance, and over-all cognitive development.” (FRAC, 2009).

The National School Lunch and School Breakfast program have been recently redesigned to match the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Recent changes and upgrades in the system force the participating schools to make sure there is enough distribution of fruits and vegetables, fat-free and low sodium contents, and whole grain derivatives for the children. The decision of what is being served is decided by the local school food authorities. The federal government decides who is

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