Category/Food

Participant Group

Allowed Foods and Minimum Requirements

Other whole grains

 

Brown rice, bulgur, oatmeal, barley; without added sugars, fats, oils, or salt (i.e., sodium)—May be instant-, quick-, or regular-cooking.

Soft corn or whole wheat tortillas without added fats or oils could be allowed.

Meat and Alternatives

Eggs

Children and women

No change from current specifications.

Hard boiled eggs, where readily available in small quantities, may be provided for participants with limited cooking facilities.

The committee does not recommend any substitutions for eggs.

Fish, canned

Woman, fully breastfeeding (VII)

New options include canned salmon and other canned fish that do not pose a mercury hazard as identified by advisories from the FDA or EPA. Pack may include bones and skin as indicated by FDA standard of identity or USDA commercial item description.

Legumes

Children and women

Any variety of mature dry beans, peas, or lentils in dry-packaged (i.e., dried) or canned forms; without added sugars, starches, or fats—Canned legumes may be regular or lower in sodium content.

Baked beans may be provided for participants with limited cooking facilities.

Peanut butter

Children and women

No change from current specifications.

aSee Table B-1 (Appendix-BNutrient Profiles of Current and Revised Food Packages) for detailed specifications. Any processed foods for children and adults may be regular or reduced in sodium content unless otherwise specified. For the purposes of this specifications table, the term canned refers to processed food items in cans or other shelf-stable containers.

NOTES: EPA = U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; FDA = Food and Drug Administration; USDA = U.S. Department of Agriculture.



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