National School Lunch & School Breakfast Program

Child eating lunch


To safeguard the health and well-being of the nation’s children by establishing good eating habits and providing adequate food for the children.


Everything Verification is found here! Click here for Verification Best Practices Calendar, program forms and resources to help you through Verification Activities and submitting the CNP Verification Report!

Manuals, Guides, and Memos

Available with detailed information on requirements regarding verification, eligibility, special dietary needs and all aspects of operating child nutrition programs.

The Meal Pattern

Charts, activities, production records, memos, and other guidance are available to help you navigate through the New Meal Pattern requirements.

Arizona Nutrition Standards and Competitive Foods

Resources, tools, and guidance to ensure your school meets Competitive Food Standards

Special Assistance Provisions

Resources and information on how to apply for the Community Eligibility Provision and other Special Assistance Provisions

School Breakfast Program

Resources and tools to assist schools with implementing a successful School Breakfast Program.

USDA Professional Standards For School Nutrition Professionals- NEW!

Resources and information for the new Professional Standards Rule.

The Administrative Review

Information and resources on the process which assesses compliance with school nutrition program requirements.

Training: In-person classes, Web-based training, and How-To guides

Visit this section to see the variety of NSLP/SBP training options offered, including ways to meet the new Professional Standards training requirements.

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