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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Menu Planner for School Meals

The Menu Planner for School Meals has been revised to reflect the Child Nutrition Programs: Transitional Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Final Rule that was published in February 2022.

Resource | Federal Register Documents Comment Request on Proposed Rule: Child Nutrition Programs - Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent with the 2020 DGAs

This rulemaking proposes long-term school nutrition standards based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, and feedback the USDA received from child nutrition program stakeholders during a robust stakeholder engagement campaign. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Recetas de Team Nutrition

¿Necesita una nueva receta para su Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos? 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Team Nutrition Recipes

Update your breakfast menus with these easy-to-prepare USDA standardized breakfast recipes.

Resource | Webinars/Videos School Meals Standards: 2023 Proposed Rule Stakeholder Briefing

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.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance USDA School Meals: Together, We Can Give Kids a Healthier Future

For children to grow and reach their full potential, it is critical that they have access to nutritious foods and develop lifelong healthy dietary habits.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance The Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

The revised Whole Grain Resource for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs is a comprehensive guide to determine whether a grain product is whole grain-rich or can credit as enriched in school meals.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2018-0001 Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

The Food Buying Guide for child nutrition programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent buy the right amount of food and the appropriate type of food for your program(s), and determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Offering Meats and Meat Alternates at School Breakfast

This training guide provides menu planning ideas, crediting information, sample menus, and more, to show school nutrition professionals how to offer meats and meat alternates at school breakfast. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Offering Smoothies as Part of Reimbursable School Meals

This training guide provides menu planning ideas, crediting tips, sample menus, and more to show school nutrition professionals how both scratch-made and commercially-prepared smoothies can be offered as part of a reimbursable school breakfast or lunch. 

Page updated: October 14, 2021