Introduction to the Food Service Program
The school meals program was authorized under the National School Lunch Program Act which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Truman in 1946. The Michigan Legislature and the Governor mandated the National School Breakfast Program for Michigan's public schools in 1988.
The Program is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the National Level and the Michigan Department of Education's, School Management Services, Food and Nutrition Services have the responsibility at the state level.
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools receives Federal and State money to assist in the offering of services to it's students. These funds are used to help purchase the food and supplies that are consumed by the programs' customers and the District then agrees to comply with the regulations set up by congress. One of the most important regulations is the Nutritional Guideline regulation which dictates the Breakfast and Lunch nutritional content.