The CNMI Public School System Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program operates the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) under a block grant funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Included under the FNS program are the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs which serve approximately 14,000 meals each day to almost 11,000 public school and Head Start students. Additionally, forty-four private schools and day care programs avail of the meal services.
Six catering companies are contracted to provide meals to the students on Saipan, Tinian and Rota. The menus are formulated following USDA guidelines for nutritional content and were designed by our PSS Nutritionist in collaboration with the six food vendors.
All data presented on our school meals program has been reviewed and approved by the PSS and is audited annually.2016-2017 Application for Free School Meals January 2017 Menu (rev) February 2017 Menu National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Free Meal Eligibility Data 2015-16
2012 Recipe Contest WinnersGrilled Fruits (K-3) Crunch Mango & Cucumber Salad (4-6) Tofu with Kang Kung (7-8) Guihan Tortizas (9-12)
Food for Thought
Is poor student nutrition making your job as a teacher more difficult? Did you miss the October 9th Professional Development on Nutrition and Learning? Did you attend, but you want the slides? Would you like to know more about “brain foods”? As promised, the slides are now posted here. Teachers who are interested in the resources that were given away at the Professional Development, but were unable to attend should contact PSS FNS.Nutrition and Learning Powerpoint Slides Smart Snacks Food Allergy Action Plan