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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Certification of Compliance Worksheets: 5-Day Schedule

Worksheets

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0032

Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs: State Agency Implementation Plan Template and Q&A Guidance

This memorandum announces the release of the state agency supplemental implementation plan templates for use in the Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs.

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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 | 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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Nutrition Standards for School Meals

This page contains regulations, policy memos, and other guidance materials relating to the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

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 | Infographics

The Road Ahead: Building Back Better With School Meals

USDA and the Biden Administration are committed to supporting nutrition security – consistent access to nutritious foods that promote good health – through the federal nutrition assistance programs. School nutrition professionals have made incredible strides in strengthening child nutrition over the past decade; research shows school meals are the healthiest meals children eat in a day! 

Resource | Infographics

Ten Reasons to Build Back Even Better With School Meals

School meals are one of the most important tools for ensuring children have access to healthy and nutritious food. USDA strengthened school meal standards in 2012. Research on the impact of these changes emphasizes why we must build back even better for the healthiest school meals.