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Menu Planning

 

Menu Planning Tools

 

Meal Pattern Tables

The Substitution of Vegetables for Fruit flexibility (SP16-2019) is effective until November 21, 2019.

Nutshells

Weekly Nutrient Calculators

Breakfast and Lunch

Menu Planning Worksheets

 
Lunch
Breakfast

Visit the RCCI webpage for 6-day and 7-day worksheets and a 7-day weekly nutrient calculator.

Food Buying Guide

For information on the Pre-K meal pattern, visit the Infants and Preschool in the NSLP and SBP webpage.

Meal Pattern Flexibilities
Crediting
CN Labels and PFS
International Meals

Menu Ideas

In-House Yield Study
Offer versus Serve (OVS)

OVS is required only for 9-12 students at lunch, but optional (and encouraged) for K-8 at lunch and K-12 at breakfast.

  • At breakfast, schools must offer at least four food items and students must select at least three food items, one of which is 1/2 cup fruit and/or vegetable.
  • At lunch, schools must offer all five components and students must select at least three components, one of which is 1/2 cup fruit and/or vegetable.

For specific quantities of what to offer each age/grade group, please refer to the meal pattern tables at the top of the webpage.

Food Waste
Field Trip Meals
Salad Bars
Vegetarian
Sodium
Additional Resources

Contact

Contact a Public Health Nutritionist with any menu planning questions.