Resource | Policy Memos | SP36 CACFP17 SFSP19-2015
Voluntary Menu Labeling in the NSLP and SBP

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule, Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments in the Federal Register (79 FR 71155) on December 1, 2014.

Resource | Policy
The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans: 2007 Administrative Report

The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, three fundamental parts of the U.S. food guidance system, have been revised by USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, with assistance from USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, Economic Research Service, and Agricultural Research Service. The plans provide representative healthful market baskets at three different cost levels. This revision maintains the same inflation-adjusted costs as those of the previous three food plans, last revised in 2003. In line with previous food plans, an assumption used to develop these plans was that all purchased food is consumed at home.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06-2007
Fluid Milk and Other Food Components/Menu Items in Reimbursable Lunches
Resource | Policy Memos | SP03-2008
Alternate Menu Planning Approaches – Calorie and Nutrient Standards

This memorandum clarifies the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy regarding the calorie and nutrient requirements for meals planned using alternate menu planning approaches.

Resource | Policy
Directions for Menu Worksheet

FNS Menu Worksheet is a tool, designed to assist School Food Authorities in demonstrating that each of the menus meets the new meal pattern for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Policy
Directions for Menu Worksheet

FNS Menu Worksheet, a tool designed to assist School Food Authorities (SFAs) in demonstrating that each of the menus meets the new meal pattern for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP).

Resource | Rules
CFR Correction: National School Breakfast Program Additional Menu Planning Approaches

This notice corrects Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 210 to 299.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Additional Menu Planning Approaches

This final rule also adds a method that allows schools to use “any reasonable approach” to plan menus.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: NSLP and SBP Additional Menu Planning Alternatives

The National School Lunch Act requires that schools that are participating in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs claim reimbursements only for lunches or breakfasts which meet the nutrition standards of the National School Lunch Act, including compliance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.