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Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs)

RCCIs are eligible to participate in and receive reimbursement for the School Breakfast Program (SBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the After School Snack Program if meals and snacks served meet the meal pattern requirements and are served to eligible children.

Menu Planning Tools

Meal Pattern Tables

Menu Planning Worksheets

Weekly Nutrient Calculator

Meal Pattern Waivers

The USDA provides flexibilities for juvenile detentions, correctional facilities, and alternative schools in specific areas of the meal pattern. Please submit an online request for any of the following flexibilities:

  • varying portion sizes for age/grade groups,
  • serving 9-12th grade students without implementing Offer versus Serve (OVS), and/or
  • meeting the milk variety requirement over the week, rather than daily