WELCOME TO SCHOOL FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
School Food and Nutrition Services (SFNS) is a ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and we are dedicated to the health and nutrition of students.
SFNS participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the NSLP Afterschool Snack Program (ASP). SFNS serves the students in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux at all participating schools.
SFNS believes every student should have the opportunity to achieve their highest performance in school. School meals play a critical role in helping children learn and to lead healthy lifestyles. SFNS follows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for our meals. The USDA standards ensure that children have the energy they need to learn in class and be physically active, while reducing their risk for obesity, diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. In addition to lower-fat dairy and leaner proteins, school meals offer whole grains and many fruits and vegetables at lunch. It is important that all students consume meals that are filling and provide lasting energy.
The NSLP and the SBP are federally assisted meal programs that provide nutritionally balanced, low cost or free lunches, breakfasts and afterschool snacks to students each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
The programs are administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service at the Federal level and through the Louisiana Department of Education at the State level. Additional information about the programs can be obtained by going to www.fns.usda.gov or www.louisianabelieves.com.
SFNS wants every student to have access to safe, nutritious school meals so they can learn and grow. We focus on the quality, taste and presentation of our meals and training for our staff in an environment that is fun, caring and loving.