NSLP Still Goes Begging

King, Paul
November 2006
FoodService Director;11/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p18
Trade Publication
The article reflects on the efforts of the School Nutrition Association (NSA) to convince the U.S. Congress about the value of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). It contends that the Congress failed to allocate needed funds for the NSLP but able to finance the World Food Program (WFP) which provides meals to children of underdeveloped countries. It suggests that the only way to provide funds for NSLP and WFP is to end the Iraq war. It stresses that food service staff should go beyond the efforts of NSA to keep NSLP.


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