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Through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by the
First Lady and signed by President Obama, USDA is making the first
major changes in school meals in 15 years, which will help us raise a
healthier generation of children.

The new standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science
and the real world circumstances of Americaís schools. These responsible
reforms do whatís right for childrenís health in a way thatís achievable in
schools across the Nation.

Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (1/26/12)
-- Press Release
-- Final Summary of Public Comments on Proposed Rule
SP 45-2013: Updated Offer versus Serve Guidance for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in School Year 2013-2014
-- Guidance
SP 31-2013: Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program
SP 28-2013: Questions & Answers on the School Breakfast Program Meal Pattern in School Year 2013-14 (revision)
-- The SBP in SY 2013-2014
SP 26-2013: Extending Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grains Maximums for School Year 2013-14
SP 16-2013: Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs
--
Meat/Meat Alternates Chart
-- Milk Chart
SP 11-2013: FNS Guidance to School Food Authorities: Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grain Maximums for School Year 2012-2013
SP 02-2013: Corn Masa (Dough) for Use in Tortilla Chips, Taco Shells, and Tamales
SP 37-2012: Separation of Vegetables/Fruit in the Food Buying Guide
-- Vegetables and Fruits Chart
SP 36-2012: Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs
SP 30-2012: Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch & School Breakfast Programs
SP 28-2012: Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Q and As on the Paid Lunch Price Report
SP 26-2012: Formulated Grain Fruit Products
SP 17-2012: Procurement Questions and Answers to Assist in the Implementation of the Final Rule, "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs"
SP 16-2012: Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products
SP 10-2012: Q&As on Final Rule "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs" (version 7, 8/7/13)
-- Attachment: Q&As
-- Attachment: Short and Long Week Calculations
 
Smart Snacks in School (6/28/13)
Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements
Food Buying Guide for School Meal Programs
Letter from Under Secretary Concannon (10/2/12)
-- Fact Sheet: Calories in School Meals
-- Fact Sheet: Athletic Programs and Afterschool Meal Service
New Meal Patterns and Dietary Specifications
Implementation Timeline
Comparison of Previous to New Regulatory Requirements
How USDA Foods Supports Regulatory Requirements
Sodium Reduction: Timeline and Amount
SNA 2013 Presentation on Meal Pattern (PDF)
March 2012 LAC Presentation: New Meal Pattern Requirements and Nutrition Standards (PDF)
Best Practices Sharing Center
School Meals Sample Menu (PDF) (JPG)
SNA 2013 Presentation: New Meal Pattern Requirements for the School Breakfast Program (PDF)

Last modified: 09/12/2013

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