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Resource | Recipes

Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Schools

The recipes in the cookbook feature foods both children and adults should consume more of: dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains. All of these healthy recipes are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Team Nutrition Recipes

New recipes for CACFP centers and homes. Discover quick-and-easy recipes for lunch and supper.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods Database

This initiative introduces new reporting requirements for USDA vendors regarding reporting of nutrition, allergen, and ingredient information for USDA Foods in Schools.  

Resource | Product Information

USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets - Meat/Meat Alternates

USDA Foods in Schools Foods product information sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for meat/meat alternates. 

Resource | Info Sheets

School Lunch and Breakfast Sodium Limits and Timeline

National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program sodium limits and timeline

Resource | Technical Assistance

National School Lunch Program Meal Pattern Chart

Meal pattern chart for the National School Lunch Program

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Transitional Standards for Milk, Sodium and Whole Grains - Webinar for State Agencies and School Food Authorities

Webinar on transitional rule for state agencies & school food authorities.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0015

USDA Foods Bone-in-Chicken Products

USDA Food and Nutrition Service policy memo SP 26-2013, "Extending Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grains Maximums for School Year 2013-14" extends the flexibility regarding Meat/Meat Alternate (M/MA) maximums for SY 2013-13, allowing state agencies to assess compliance based on the minimum daily and weekly serving requirements only.  

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