The Meat/Meat Alternate (M/MA) Component. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction | Child Nutrition Services.
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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction | Child Nutrition Services
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Updated breakfast meal pattern:
Optional 12-13 SY
Required 13-14 SY
M/MA is not required at breakfast.
A waiver is required to adopt the new breakfast meal pattern prior to the 2013-2014 SY.
Ounce Equivalent (oz. eq.) label was generally used for labeling alternate forms of meat.
For consistency, the oz. eq. unit of measure will accompany all forms of M/MA components.
Meat/Meat Alternate must be offered as part of the reimbursable meal in minimum quantities each day.
M/MA must be offered as part of the main menu item. Other M/MA must be counted.
Maximum quantities of M/MA apply only to the weekly range.
Schools that do not serve a daily choice of M/MA menu items may not serve the same form of M/MA more than 3 times per week.
The M/MA component can be supplemented to meet the full requirement.
Example: hot dog (1.5 oz eq) and chili (0.5 oz eq) will equal 2 oz eq for the 9-12 grade group.
Tofu and Soy-based products may credited toward the reimbursable meal.
Refer to Policy Memo SP 16 - 2012
A reference document, additional policy memos and guidance for this presentation is on the Child Nutrition website along with this powerpoint.