Collection No.: M006
Volume: .45 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1995
Bulk Dates: 1980-1983

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Provenance: The state of Connecticut donated this collection in January 2004.

Historical/Biographical Sketch:
On June 4, 1946, Congress approved the National School Lunch Act. This legislation states that it is a measure of national security to provide meals that meet minimum nutritional requirements, as outlined by the Secretary of Agriculture, to schools as part of a nonprofit School Lunch Program. This collection, donated by the state of Connecticut, contains items that document the legislative history of the School Lunch Program and its impact nationally in the schools.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of school nutrition program evaluations, programs, copies of legislation concerning Child Nutrition Programs, and historical surveys of food programs.

Box 1: Reports, Memorandums, and Historical Surveys

  • B1.F1:
    Child Care Food Program: A Historical Survey. 4 pages.
    Report: Chronological Legislative History of Child Nutrition Programs, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Budget Division, January 1980. 70 pages.
    Title 7—Agriculture, Chapter 14-Production and Marketing Administration (School Lunch Program), Part 1800-Regualtions and Procedures, Minimum Nutritional Requirements Under the National School Lunch Act. 2 pages.
    Memorandum: From The Solicitor to The Secretary of Agriculture, Subject: Apportionment Among the States of Funds Pursuant to the National School Lunch Act, Approved June 4, 1946 (Pub. L. 396, 79th Cong., 2d. Session), USDA Office of the Solicitor, August 12, 1946. 11 pages.
    Summer Food Service Program: A Historical Survey, Rev. 2/95. 6 pages.
  • B1.F2:
    Brochure: National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs, Jan.31, 1980.
    Report: The National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs, Final Report-Executive Summary, prepared by Jack Radzikowski, Office of Analysis and Evaluation, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, April 1983. 13 pages.
    Report: National Advisory Council on Child Nutrition, 1980 Annual Report, United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, June 1981. 14 pages.