Alliance For Progress Charter School

Dining Services

Alliance for Progress Charter School provides a breakfast and lunch program through Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  It has been the mission of NDS to provide healthy school meals to the children of the Philadelphia area for over 40 years.  Many changes have been made to the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs over that time.  School meals have evolved and improved in many ways to give your child the nutrients they need to develop and learn.

For example - over the last two years, many wonderful and colorful fruits and vegetables have been added to the lunch menu.  In support of your efforts at home to expand your child's palate, students are offered nutrient dense fresh produce, 100% fruit and vegetable juices, and more variety than ever.  Many of these are locally grown.

This year, there are two exciting changes occurring through the NDS program.

  • First, we are able to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost this year.
  • Second, the application process that took place every fall has been eliminated.  This means that no family will have to submit an application for free or reduced price meals this year.

In addition, all schools will see the following changes that improve the nutritional quality of meals and are in line with recommendations from the National Institutes of Health:

  • Breakfast will include 2 choices of fruit every day.  This will help your child reach the goal of "5 Fruits and Vegetables a Day" for better health.
  • Lunch will be lower in sodium.  This is in line with health recommendations for sodium.

For more information visit: www.ndsarch.org

Please click here for more information on the school meals program and our menus.




1821 Cecil B. Moore Avenue  •  Philadelphia, PA 19121-3405
Tel. 215-232-4892  •  Fax 215-232-4893

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