Meal Pattern Requirements

Empowered by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, USDA is taking the lead in making the first major changes to school meals in 15 years. These changes will help us raise a healthier generation of children.

The new nutrition standards for school meals align with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. These responsible reforms do what’s right for children’s health in a way that is achievable in schools across the nation.

Comparison of Current and New Regulatory Requirements

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How USDA Foods Supports the New Requirements

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