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TABLE H-1 Reimbursable Lunch and Breakfast: Standards for Menu Items as Offered and as Served

 

As Offered

As Served

Luncha

Schools must offer at least 3 menu items:

  • Fluid milk

  • Entrée

  • Side dish

  • If 3 items are offered, students may decline 1

  • If 4 or more items are offered, students may decline 2

  • Students must select an entrée

Breakfastb

Schools must offer at least 3 menu items:

  • Fluid milk (served as a beverage)

  • 2 additional menu items

  • Student may decline only 1 item, regardless of the number of items offered

aOffer versus serve (OVS) is optional in grades below senior high level.

bOVS for breakfast is optional at all grade levels.

TABLE H-2 Reimbursable Lunch and Breakfast: Standards for 5-Day Average Amounts of the Key Nutrients for Age-Grade Groups

 

Lunch

Breakfast

Minimum Requirements

Optional

Minimum Requirements

Optional

Preschool

K-6

Grades 7-12

K-3

Preschool

K-12

Grades 7-12

Calories

517

664

825

633

388

554

618

Fat (% of calories)

≤30%

≤30%

≤30%

≤30%

≤30%

≤30%

≤30%

Saturated Fat (% of calories)

<10%

<10%

<10%

<10%

<10%

<10%

<10%

Protein (g)

7

10

16

9

5

10

12

Calcium (mg)

267

286

400

267

200

257

300

Iron (mg)

3.3

3.5

4.5

3.3

2.5

3.0

3.4

Vitamin A (RAE)

150

224

300

200

113

197

225

Vitamin C (mg)

14

15

18

15

11

13

14

NOTE: g = grams; K = kindergarten; mg = milligrams; RAE = retinol activity equivalent.

SOURCE: Derived from USDA, 2000b, 2008f.



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