print Nutritional Requirements

All schools that participate in the National School Meal Programs are required to follow USDA mandated nutritional regulations that were set forth as part of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act 2010, signed into law by President Obama in December of 2010.


Each K-8 Lunch includes:

  • Protein, 1.5-2 ounces, not to exceed 10 ounces per week
  • 3/4 cups Vegetables
  • ½ cup Fruit
  • 1-2 Servings of Grains, ½ of which must be whole grain, not to exceed 9 total servings per week
  • 8 ounces of fluid milk


In addition, on a weekly basis, students are offered vegetables in the following required subgroups: Dark Green Leafy, Red/Orange, Legumes, Starchy and Other


Nutrient Requirements for K-8 include:

  • Calorie Range- minimum of 600 and maximum of 650
  • Saturated Fat- not to exceed 10% of total calories
  • 0 g. of Trans Fat
  • 2014 Sodium target of 640mg. or less


2012-13 Breakfast requirements are as follows:

  • ½ cup Fruit/Juice, not to exceed 50% offering of juice
  • 2 Grains OR 1 Grain and 1 oz. Protein
  • 8 ounces of fluid milk


Ingredients and Product Specifications

For specific product information, contact your school foodservice department.

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