Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Nutrition Standards for School Meals

This page contains regulations, policy memos, and other guidance materials relating to the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

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 | Policy Memos | SP08 CACFP02 SFSP02-2019
Update of Food Crediting in the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum informs stakeholders on the progress made by the Food and Nutrition Service in updating the food crediting system for all child nutrition programs (CNP), including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. This is a first step by FNS towards improving the CNP crediting system to best address today’s evolving food and nutrition environment and meet the needs of those operating and benefiting from the CNPs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Local School Wellness Policy

A local school wellness policy is a written document of official policies that guide a local educational agency (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.

Resource | Toolkits
The School Day Just Got Healthier: Educators and Students

The School Day Just Got Healthier for you. School meals are better for you and will help you do your best in school, sports, and help you grow and stay strong. Power up with fruits, low-fat milk, and healthy breads.

Resource | Toolkits
The School Day Just Got Healthier: School Administrators and Foodservice

You have the ability to help make the school meal changes a positive and exciting experience for everyone. Let everyone know that healthier food choices and physical activity are important to you and the whole school.

Resource | Legislation
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

P.L. 111–296

Resource | Fact Sheets
Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School Summary Chart

Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School, Smart Snacks in Schools