School Meals

Students eating in cafeteria

National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs (NSLP and NSBP)

The CNMI Public School System Child Nutrition Program operates the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) under a block grant funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Included under the CNP 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.

Summer Food Service: Free lunches for children 18 years old and younger

Since 2014, the PSS Child Nutrition Program has participated in the USDA-sponsored Summer Food Service Program.  Each public school offering summer classes also operates as an “open site” where children in the community can avail of a free lunch each day summer school is in session.  Other partners include:

Community and Cultural Affairs-sponsored camps on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota

Joeten Kiyu Public Library Summer Reading Camps on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota

Joeten Kiyu Public Library Village Reading Camps

Saipan Soccer School

NMC-Crees 4H Camp

Achieve CNMI Camp

Mother Read, Father Read Program

If your organization would like to take part in the 2017 SFSP, contact our office.

2017 SFSP Sponsor Application

Nutrition Education and Food in Schools

Smart Snacks

Food Allergy Action Plan

The information above is for parents and staff to use in order to help teach their children and students the importance of eating healthy as well as safe.  Please look through this information and empower yourself, your family, and your students.

Nutrition and Learning

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

2012 Recipe Contest Winners

Grilled Fruits (K-3)

Crunch Mango & Cucumber Salad (4-6)

Tofu with Kang Kung (7-8)

Guihan Tortizas (9-12)

For more info contact:

Child Nutrition Program (CNP)*

Capitol Hill Bldg #1251

Tel: (670) 664-3901/02/04
Fax: (670) 664-3717