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Nutrition and Menu Planning Resources

These resources will assist you in some of the basic nutrition and menu planning considerations for school breakfast. Click on the Serving a Healthy Breakfast document for a brief discussion of the breakfast food component requirements, creative menu planning ideas, and suggested resources for further tips and information on providing healthy meals with student appeal.

Or, go to the Sample Menus page for some weekly menu suggestions. There is a traditional hot breakfast choice menu, which comes in a version for students plus a version with serving size and crediting information. There is also a set of cold service menus that can be adapted to work for innovative service methods such as grab and go lines and breakfast in the classroom.

The Breakfast Meal Pattern Chart provides a quick snapshot of the requirements. However, much more extensive technical guidance on the meal pattern can be found here.

Page updated: June 11, 2024