Resource | History
School Milk Programs

Fluid whole milk is an important component in an adequate diet, being one of the most important sources of calcium, and contributing substantially to the protein and vitamin A content of a meal. It is an important part of the Type A school lunch. In the 1965 survey on dietary levels of U.S. households, it was found that calcium and iron intakes were substantially below the recommended amounts in one fifth of the households. This was due principally to the low consumption of milk and milk products, vegetables, and fruits.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
School Meals - FAQs

School meals are required to meet specific nutrition standards to operate the school meals programs. The standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs - Request for Information

The Request for Information will be available for public comment through April 23, 2018.  The comment period for the Request for Information that was published on Dec. 14, 2017 (82 FR 58792) has been extended from Feb. 12, 2018 to April 23, 2018.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Healthy Lunch - Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap
Resource | Legislation
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

P.L. 111–296

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Certification of Compliance Worksheets: 5-Day Schedule

Worksheets

Resource | Presentations
Paid Lunch Equity PowerPoint

To ensure that sufficient funds are provided to the food service account from paid lunches

Resource | Infographics
Smart Snacks in School Infographic

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools — beyond the federally supported meals programs. This new rule carefully balances science-based nutrition guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating on campus.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
“Smart Snacks in Schools" Nutrition Standards - Interim Final Rule Q&As

The new standards will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods for our children, while limiting junk food served to students. Students will still be able to buy snacks that meet common-sense standards for fat, saturated fat, sugar, and sodium, while promoting products that have whole grains, low fat dairy, fruits, vegetables or protein foods as their main ingredients.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Recursos para cuidado infantil de la iniciativa "¡A Moverse! (Let's Move!)"

El Centro para Organizaciones Religiosas y Comunitarias del Departamento de Agricultura de los EEUU y el Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición están colaborando con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades para organizar un webinar, o seminario virtual, en español que se enfoca en la iniciativa de Cuidado Infantil del programa Cuidado Infantil ¡A Moverse! (Let's Move! Child Care) de la Primera Dama Michelle Obama para prevenir la obesidad infantil.