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Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the CACFP

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The Food and Nutrition Service published a final rule, Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, in the Federal Register at 84 FR 50287, on Sept. 25, 2019.

The final rule included tables presenting meal pattern requirements for the service of meals to infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, National School Lunch Program, and School Breakfast Program. However, the published meal pattern tables did not clearly present the information meal planners need to determine which meal components are required and how much of a food item contributes to a reimbursable meal for infants 6 through 11 months.

For ease of readers, this document displays the infant meal pattern tables at 7 CFR 210.10(o)(4)(ii), 210.10(q)(2), 220.8(p)(2), and (226.20b)(5). This document also displays the preschool snack meal pattern table at 7 CFR 210.10(o)(3)(ii).

02/12/2020