New Meal Pattern Requirements and Nutrition Standards . USDA’s National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Agenda. Welcome Training Overview New Meal Pattern – Meal Components Dietary Specifications Timelines for Implementation Key Issues and Questions Offer versus Serve
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USDA’s National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
Does daily menu include
two vegetable subgroups?
Is either subgroup
offered another day?
How are the vegetables offered?
One as part of entrée, one as
Both as part of
In different entrees?
Can select only one?
An OVS Challenge
Contracting with Food Service Management Companies
This means that a new procurement (i.e., rebid) must be completed for the 2013-14 SY.
Menu Planning Resources for the New Meal Pattern
Objective: Upon completion of this session the listener will be able to:
Identify resources to provide technical assistance to School Food Authorities on menu planning for the New Meal Pattern and the Dietary Guidelines.
What resources will be available to assist with Menu Planning for the New Meal Pattern?
Updated Fact Sheets
ProgramsAvailable from the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
Resources YOU are working to develop …
Chief, Program Support Branch
Food Distribution Division
Whole grains: meet WGR (>50%) requirement
Brown Rice – regular or par-boiled 25# bags!!
Whole kernel corn for further processing
Whole wheat flour
The CN Labeling Program is a voluntary Federal labeling program for the Child Nutrition Programs.
New criteria just released for SY 2012-2013!
Submit applications to SA by June 30 to be considered under current criteria.