Food and Nutrition
Everyday over one million children and
students receive nutritious meals through the federal School Nutrition Programs, which includes the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program.
Adequate and proper nutrition is an essential component to the learning environment and positively contributes to
the health of each student. The Pennsylvania Department of Education is committed to ensuring that all children and students have access to healthy meals through the federal Child Nutrition Programs because healthy students are
better prepared to learn!
of Food and Nutrition Contact Information:
Department of Education
of Budget and Fiscal Management
of Food and Nutrition
Market Street, 4th Floor
717-787-7698 or Toll Free: 800 - 331-0129
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal
civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and
institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited
from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex,
disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in
any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who
require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g.
Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact
the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or
have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at
(800) 877-8339. Additionally, program
information may be made available in languages other than English.
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Independence Avenue, SW
(2) fax: (202)
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Act 55 of 2017
Effective December 6, 2017, Section 1337 of the Pennsylvania School Code was amended to include provisions regarding providing a meal to students with insufficient funds and the necessary communication to parents or guardians. View answers to frequently asked questions (PDF) associated with the changes that were made to the Pennsylvania Public School Code.