What We Do...
Hoover City Schools Child Nutrition Program (CNP) strives to provide students with the best possible nutrients each day for breakfast and lunch under the best possible health & safety conditions. We aim to nurture the physical and scholastic development of our students by providing high quality, nutritious meals, and to motivate healthy food choices by offering nutrition education.
The Child Nutrition Program participates and operates in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The Food and Nutrition Service works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of many nutrition assistance programs. Hoover City Schools participates in the following programs:
National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. Click here for the Program Fact Sheet.
School Breakfast Program
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. The SBP started in 1966 as a pilot project, and was made a permanent entitlement program by Congress in 1975. Click here for the Program Fact Sheet.
Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program. SFSP reimburses program operators who serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas. Click here for the Program Fact Sheet.