The National Lunch Program (NSLP)

The National School Lunch Program is a federally funded program for children that provides a nutritious meal that complies with Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For parents, the it is a convenient method of providing a nutritionally balanced lunch. For schools, the program enhances children's learning abilities by contributing to their physical and mental well being. Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class.

School Lunches must meet the following nutrition standards:

  • No more than 30% of calories from fat

  • Less than 10% from saturated fat

  • No artificial trans fat

  • 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowances for key nutrients

The Community Eligibility Program (CEP)

Waterford USD has joined the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows even more of our students to experience the benefits of school meals. Through the CEP program, Waterford USD provides three no-cost meals to every student, every day, with no application required.

All Waterford USD families are required to fill out the data income form in order for the district to continue to meet the qualifications for this program.

Summer Food Program

All children, 18 years and under, can enjoy no-cost meals during the dates and locations specified on our flier.









Helping Your Overweight Child

Healthy eating and physical activity habits are key to a child's well-being. Eating too much and exercising too little may lead to overweight and related health issues that follow children into their adult years.

California Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Information

This program is for families with children who normally receive free or reduced price meals.  They may apply for $365 for each child to buy food. 

Living with Food Allergies

Whether you're newly diagnosed or you've been managing food allergies for years, FARE is here to support you. Find resources for children, teens and adults and get connected to others in your community.

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