Separation of Vegetables/Fruit in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

Last Modified: 04/16/2014
Viernes, Enero 18, 2013

The Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs final rule was published on January 26, 2012. The final rule requires that fruits and vegetables be offered as separate meal components in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This provision requires schools to offer all the vegetable subgroups identified by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans over the course of the week in minimum required quantities as part of the lunch menus effective July 1, 2012, (SY 2012-2013).

Document #: 
SP37-2012