The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. This combined food service course provides students training for employment in the food service industry/cafeteria, school cafeteria setting. Students acquire skills as a cafeteria assistant, pantry cook, station cook, clerical worker, cashier, server, server dishwasher, and restaurant beginner entry cook. Students may progress through levels of units within the curriculum. Skills are presented in a sequence of increasing complexity, gaining knowledge with each unit building upon the preceding level.