not consume the food, requiring a vegetable or milk leads to waste rather than improved nutrient intake.
The recommended Nutrient Targets provide a scientific underpinning for the Meal Requirements, but the targets are not meant for menu planning. The Nutrient Targets differ from the existing Nutrition Standards in that they include a maximum as well as a minimum level of calories; encompass 16 additional nutrients; are higher for the 8 nutrients that are common to both; and, for most nutrients, are based on a Target Median Intake rather than the Recommended Dietary Allowances. Under the Meal Requirements, the recommended standards for menu planning provide a food-based approach that encompasses five major food groups and seven food subgroups; it also provides specifications for calories, saturated fat, and sodium; a method to minimize trans fat content, and a temporary criterion to identify whole grain-rich foods. The options presented for standards for meals as selected by the student are accompanied by information on nutrition-related strengths and concerns of each option.
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The NGSS offer a detailed description of the key scientific ideas and practices that all students should learn by the time they graduate from high school. The standards are based largely on the 2011 National Research Council report A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas.