Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: NSLP and SBP Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This interim final rule amends the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools, other than food sold under the lunch and breakfast programs.

Resource | Regulations
Proposed Rule on Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Final Summary of Public Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule on February 8, 2013 to obtain public comment with regard to nutrition standards for all foods sold in school as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA). Through June 5, 2013, FNS had received a total of 247,871 public comments on the rule (hereinafter referred to as the All Foods proposed rule, All Foods NPRM, proposed competitive food requirements, or proposed competitive food standards) in docket FNS-2011-0019.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: NSLP and SBP Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the HHFKA of 2010

This rule proposes to amend the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations consistent with amendments made in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).

Resource | Best Practices
FRAC New School Nutrition Standards Support Healthier and Well-fed Children

FRAC New School Nutrition Standards Support Healthier and Well-fed Children

Resource | Technical Assistance
New Meal Pattern Requirements and Nutrition Standards

New Meal Pattern Requirements and Nutrition Standards for NSLP and SBP.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP17-2012
Procurement Q&As to Assist in the Implementation of the Final Rule: Nutrition Standards in the NSLP and SBP

Following the January 26, 2012, issuance of the final rule titled Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, several questions have been raised regarding its effect on current contracts between school food authorities (SFAs) and food service management companies.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This final rule updates the meal patterns and nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This rule requires most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat and trans fat in meals; and meet the nutrition needs of school children within their calorie requirements. These improvements to the school meal programs, largely based on recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, are expected to enhance the diet and health of school children, and help mitigate the childhood obesity trend.

Resource | Regulations
Final Rule Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs – Jan. 2012

School Meals Patterns with Flexibilities for SY 2018/2019 (per Interim Final Rule 82 FR 56703, Nov. 30, 2017)

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This rule proposes to revise the meal patterns and nutrition requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program to align them with the 2005 "Dietary Guidelines for Americans,'' as required by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. The proposed changes are based on recommendations from the National Academies' Institute of Medicine set forth in the report "School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children.''