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whether the individual student qualifies for a full-price, reduced-price, or free meal. This is described in further detail in the “Meal Requirements” section below.

Figure 2-1 identifies the standards that are the main focus of the committee’s task and illustrates their interrelationships. The task includes the specification of standards for the two types of menu planning approaches currently encompassed within the Meal Requirements (these current standards are listed in detail in Appendixes G and H). In addition, to make appropriate recommendations, the committee was asked to articulate an approach (a planning model) for the development of the Nutrition Standards that is consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and with current applications of existing nutrient reference values.

FIGURE 2-1 Current standards for school lunch and breakfast under review by the committee.

FIGURE 2-1 Current standards for school lunch and breakfast under review by the committee.



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