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Breakfast Meal Pattern Components

USDA Food Buying Guide

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent 1) buy the right amount of food and the appropriate type of food for your program(s), and 2) determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements. 

The Food Buying Guide is being updated in phases to include resources for the new Nutrition Standards for School Meals. You will find the most up to date sections here.


Whole Grain Information

Meat/ Meat Alternate