|March 28, 2006
|USDA Recipes for Schools
|State Child Nutrition Directors
The new USDA Recipes for Schools should be available for distribution beginning June 1, 2006. States may order copies for all their School Districts and schools or they may forward the attached electronic order form to their School Districts so the Districts may order for their staff and their schools. Copies will not be mailed to individual schools.
The new recipe publication consists of two components: a hard-cover and wire-obound printed book (approximately 68 pages) and a CD-ROM containing the recipe files. The printed booklet discusses how to use and adjust the recipes, includes nutrient information, and contains many reference charts helpful for foodservice operations. The CD-ROM contains the recipe files listed alphabetically by recipe name, by recipe number, and by recipe category.
As stated in our January 18, 2006, memorandum to State Agencies (policy memorandum SP 10-2006), beginning July 1, 2006, schools must use the new USDA Recipes for Schools for meeting meal requirements for Federal reimbursement. Although not available in hard copy until June 2006, the new recipes have been available online since April 2005, at the National Food Service Management Institute website. If your schools have been using the recipes online, please note that in March 2006, significant changes were made to the following recipes:
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (Ground Beef and Ground Pork)
Yield data changes were made to the following recipes:
New Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
Please be sure your School Districts and schools are aware of these changes and that they are using the up-to-date recipes.
As mentioned above, copies of the new USDA Recipes for Schools should be available beginning June 1, 2006, and must be ordered. An email form is provided as an attachment to this memo to simplify ordering by States and School Districts. Please submit all orders to TN.Orders@fns.usda.gov. Orders will be filled in the order they are received once copies arrive from the printer. If you have specific questions, you may contact Team Nutrition at 703-305-1624.
STANLEY C. GARNETT
Child Nutrition Division