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Q&As on the Final Rule, “Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs"

Last Modified: 08/08/2014
Monday, August 4, 2014

Attached are Questions & Answers (QAs) on the meal requirements for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP).  Several QAs have been updated to reflect the meal pattern flexibilities announced by the Food and Nutrition Service over the past school year, the  requirements that were phased-in on July 1, 2014, for School Year 2014-2015, and the new technical assistance resources available to schools. Two new QAs have been added. The list of the updated and new QAs is provided below. Minor changes throughout the document include the removal of outdated references and citations, removal of duplicate questions, grouping of similar questions, and miscellaneous editorial changes for content clarification.

Fruits and Vegetables: QAs 1, 3, 4, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24, 38, 42, 44
Meat and Meat Alternate: QA 8
Grains: QAs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 23, 27, 28, 29
Sodium: QAs, 1, 2, 3
Calories: QA 2
Meal Patterns: QAs 1, 8
Menu Planning: QAs 16, 17
Multiple Offerings: QAs 1, 2
Offer versus Serve: QAs 1, 8
USDA Foods: QAs 1, 2, 3, 4
Age/Grade Groups: QA 1
Implementation Assistance: QA 1
Monitoring: QAs 2, 3, 4
Nutrient Analysis: QAs 3, 4
Software Requirements: QA 3
Technical Assistance Resources: QA 1
Crediting: QA 9
Other Child Nutrition Programs: QAs 1, 2

Document #: 
SP10-2012