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School Meals Standards: 2023 Proposed Rule Stakeholder Briefing

On Feb. 6, 2023, FNS held a stakeholder briefing that outlines the changes the proposed rule, entitled “Child Nutrition Programs: Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” makes to the school meals nutrition standards. This proposed rule is the next step in an ongoing effort toward strengthening school meals, advancing USDA’s commitment to nutrition security and ensuring school meals continue to provide the very best for our children.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule which published in the Federal Register on Feb. 7, 2023. This action extends the public comment period from April 10, 2023, to May 10, 2023, to give the public additional time to review the proposed rule.


Madeline Becker, USDA FNS Child Nutrition Programs
Jennifer Carlson, USDA FNS Child Nutrition Programs

Page updated: November 14, 2023