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  • Overview

    The programs within the School Nutrition Programs are the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the After-school Snack Program, and the Special Milk Program. These programs are available to eligible public and non-profit private schools and child care institutions on request. By participating in these programs, each school or institution that serves a lunch or milk complying with the requirements can receive financial assistance.

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  • Important information for public and non public schools and residential institutions wanting to participate in the School Nutrition Program (SNP)

    The School Nutrition Programs accepts applications for potential sponsors to begin participation in the school meal programs two times each calendar year.

    Mandatory Training: All potential sponsors wishing to participate in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and /or After School Snack Programs must meet the preliminary regulatory requirements and attend the mandatory training sessions provided by the School Nutrition Program Office which are held in June (to begin in September).

    Deadlines: In order to receive Federal and State funds to subsidize the student meals (reimbursement), potential new sponsors must contact the School Nutrition Programs office at 609-984-0692 by April 1st (for the June training). Depending on individual circumstances, the application process can take up to five months.

    NOTE: Pre-qualifying, attending the training sessions, and submission and approval of the School Nutrition Program Application Agreement does not guarantee receipt of reimbursement. A successful technical assistance review conducted the month after service has begun will determine the actual start date for receipt of reimbursement funds.

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  • Eat Right, Move More Program

    The Eat Right, Move More Program, a partnership between the New York Jets football team, the Department of Agriculture and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign, encourages New Jersey school children to take advantage of healthy foods in their school cafeterias and become more active.  Part of this program is a contest for schools who are excelling in their nutrition programs.  This contest is open to all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.  

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 program.  Those submitting their applications by November 9 have a chance to be recognized at a December Jets home game, as well as the grand prize.  Click here for more information and to apply online.

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  • State Agency Administrative Review Summaries

    USDA’s final rule of the National School Lunch Act requires the posting of summaries of the most recent final Administrative Review results for each SFA. The summaries include General Program Participation and Review Findings.

    Most Recent Administrative Review SFA Summaries

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  • Contact Information

    Click here to view a School Nutrition Programs staff directory, for more information.

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