Outline of the state of District of Columbia
District of Columbia

School Meals

School Meals

State law requires that School Meals-meet USDA nutrition standards.

Code of the District of Columbia 38–822.02. Nutritional Standard for school meals.

(a) All breakfast, lunch, after-school snacks and suppers, and summer meals served to students in public schools, public charter schools, and participating private schools or by organizations participating in the Afterschool Meal Program or the Summer Food Service Program shall meet or exceed the federal nutritional Standard set forth in:

  • (1) The Child Nutrition Act of 1996, approved October 11, 1996 (80 Stat. 885; 42 U.S.C. § 1771 et seq.);

  • (2) The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, approved June 4, 1946 (60 Stat. 230; 42 U.S.C. § 1751 et seq.);

  • (3) 7 C.F.R. Parts 210, 215, 220, 225, and 226; and

  • (4) Other applicable federal law.

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