The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are federally assisted meal programs through the United States Department of Agriculture operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfast and lunches to children each school day. The USDA Foods Program supports domestic nutrition programs and American agricultural producers through purchases of 100% Americangrown and -produced foods for use by schools and institutions participating in the federal programs.
If your entity would like to become a School Food Authority of the National School Lunch Program, please contact Peg Turner by calling (602) 542-8735 or email [email protected]. The first step towards providing healthy meals to your students begins with the Prospective Sponsoring Entity Form.
The USDA Foods and the Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Produce Programs provide nutritious foods for schools to use in their school nutrition programs. If you would like to join these programs, please contact Nan Flores at [email protected] or (602) 542-8729.
The upLIFT webpage is created for you, the school nutrition professional, to learn and get inspired in how and what you feed your students. We hope you share your successes and ideas to teach your colleagues of Arizona. Together we can influence positive dietary behaviors in students!
The School Nutrition Programs Advisory Council (SNPAC) is comprised of dedicated School Food Authorities (SFA) to serve as a liaison between ADE and SFAs in Arizona. This council will work to improve mutual communication and understanding of one another’s needs, challenges, and priorities to better serve the children of Arizona and ensure customers receive the vmaximum benefit from our programs.
Meet the SNPAC
The Arizona Farm to School Network envisions an Arizona food system in support of schools, producers and industry partners (distributors and processors) that work to engage children in healthy eating and connections made to where food comes from.
Arizona Farm to School Netwrok Structure
Strategic Road Map
Get involved with the Arizona Farm to School Network