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Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs

Last Published: 10/20/2017

As fruit, vegetable, milk, and yogurt, smoothies are an increasingly common food item in the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP), the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has modified the guidance on smoothies to allow for the crediting of vegetables and yogurt including smoothies with yogurt at lunch. These additional ingredients provide variety to food service operators seeking to include appealing and nutritious smoothies on their menus. This memorandum replaces previous guidance on smoothies, addresses the crediting of vegetables and yogurt in smoothies, and clarifies the use of fruit concentrates in CNP.

Document #: 
SP10 CACFP05 SFSP10-2014