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NSLP Memo #05-16: Additional Yield Information for School Meals

Thursday, July 28, 2016

In January 2012, the “Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs,” final rule was published and required schools to serve a greater quantity and variety of fruits and vegetables and more whole grains/whole grain-rich products. To support the updated meal pattern requirements and assist school food operators with menu planning, an interagency agreement was established between USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to conduct analytical yield studies.

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