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TABLE E-3 Reimbursable Breakfast and Lunch Under Nutrient-Based Menu Planning: Standards for Menu Item as Offered and as Served

 

As Offered

As Served

Breakfasta

Schools must offer at least three menu items:

  • Fluid milk (served as a beverage)

  • Two additional menu items

  • Student may decline only one item, regardless of the number of items offered

Lunchb

Schools must offer at least three menu items:

  • Fluid milk

  • Entrée

  • Side dish

  • If three items are offered, students may decline one

  • If four or more items are offered, students may decline two

  • Students must select an entrée

aOffer versus serve (OVS) for breakfast is optional at all grade levels.

bOVS is optional in grades below senior high level.

SOURCE: Derived from USDA/FNS, 2007b.

TABLE E-4 Reimbursable Breakfast and Lunch: Standards for 5-Day Average Amounts of Key Nutrients for Age-Grade Groups

 

Breakfast

Lunch

Minimum Requirements

Optional

Minimum Requirements

Optional

K–12

Grades 7–12

K–6

Grades 7–12

K–3

Calories

554

618

644

825

633

Fat

≤ 30%

≤ 30%

≤ 30%

≤ 30%

≤ 30%

Saturated fat (% of calories)

< 10%

< 10%

< 10%

< 10%

< 10%

Protein (g)

10

12

10

16

9

Calcium (mg)

257

300

286

400

267

Iron (mg)

3.0

3.4

3.5

4.5

3.3

Vitamin A (RAE)

197

225

224

300

200

Vitamin C (mg)

13

14

15

18

15

NOTES: g = gram; K = kindergarten; mg = milligram; RAE = retinol activity equivalent.

SOURCES: Derived from USDA/FNS, 2000a, 2008e.



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