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CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Correcting Amendments

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This is a correcting amendment to FNS's technical amendments published Oct. 18, 2021 (86 FR 57544).

The technical amendments inadvertently omitted a distinct value for ready-to-eat cereal requirements in two of the tables and misprinted the amount of yogurt required in one of the tables. This amendment also corrects a typographical error related to the amount of milk required in one of the tables.

Prior to the technical amendment published on Oct. 18, 2021, both infant cereal and ready-to-eat breakfast cereal requirements were presented in tablespoons; 0-4 tablespoons of either type of cereal were required for infants when cereal was served as a snack.

In Table 6 to 7 CFR 210.10(o)(4)(ii) for Infant Snack Meal Pattern and Table 1 to 7 CFR 226.20(b)(5) for Infant Meal Patterns, the correct conversion of 0-4 tablespoons of ready-to-eat breakfast cereal to ounces is 0 to 1/4 ounce equivalents, not 0 to 1/2 ounce equivalents as was erroneously printed in the Oct. 18, 2021, amendment.

In Table 4 to 7 CFR 226.20(c)(3) for Child and Adult Care Food Program Snack, four of the columns (Ages 1-2, 3-5, 6-12, and 13-18) included misprints for yogurt amounts; “2 ounces or 1/2 cup” is being corrected to “2 ounces or 1/4 cup” and “4 ounces or 3/4 cup” is being corrected to “4 ounces or 1/2 cup”. In the same table, the amount of milk for ages 3-5 is being corrected from 6 fluid ounces to 4 fluid ounces.

The reference to 6 fluid ounces was an error when converting 1/2 cup to fluid ounces in the Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements (83 FR 63775 (Dec. 12, 2018)) which inadvertently carried forward into the Oct. 18, 2021, technical correction.


Effective Jan. 27, 2022 and applicable beginning Oct. 1, 2021.

Page updated: January 27, 2022