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Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

EO Guidance Document #
FNS-GD-2012-0073
FNS Document #
SP16-2013
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Policy Memos
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DATE: December 14, 2012
MEMO CODE: SP 16-2013
SUBJECT: Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk Charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs
TO: Regional Directors
Special Nutrition Programs
All Regions
State Directors
Child Nutrition Programs
All States

Attached are the Revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk charts of the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. We have received and provided additional information on: Meat/Meat Alternates Chart

  • Beans, Soy, fresh (Edamame) Shelled;
  • Beans, Soy, fresh (Edamame) Whole In shell;
  • Chicken, Whole fresh or frozen cut –up 8 pieces (about 3¾ lb without neck and giblets);
  • Tofu, Commercially-prepared; and
  • Yogurt, Soy, Plain or Flavored, Sweetened or Unsweetened, Commercially prepared.

The revised Meat/Meat Alternates and Milk charts in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG) can be accessed online at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/resources/foodbuyingguide.html. Please check the FBG website often for updated FBG files.

School food authorities should contact their state agencies for additional information. State agencies may direct any questions concerning this guidance to the appropriate Food and Nutrition Service Regional Office.

Cynthia Long
Director
Child Nutrition Division

 

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Updated: 12/14/2012

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.