SDE: Menu Planning Guide for School Meals

Menu Planning Guide for School Meals

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School Year 2017-18

The Connecticut State Department of Educationís (CSDE) Menu Planning Guide for School Meals contains comprehensive information and guidance on planning menus to meet the U.S. Department of Agricultureís (USDA) meal patterns for grades K-12 in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the NSLP, based on USDA regulations and policy and Connecticut statutes and regulations. For information on offer versus serve (OVS), see the CSDE's Offer versus Serve Guide for School Meals.

For information on the meal pattern requirements for preschoolers (ages 1-4) in the NSLP and SBP, see the CSDE's Menu Planning Guide for Preschool Meals and the preschool section of the CSDE's Meal Patterns for School Nutrition Programs webpage.

The information in the Menu Planning Guide for School Meals applies only to school year 2017 -18. The contents of this guide are subject to change. The CSDE will update this guide as the USDA issues additional policies and guidance for the NSLP and SBP.

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CONTACT:  CSDE School Nutrition Programs Staff
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
Child Nutrition Programs
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Phone: 860-807-2050
Fax: 860-807-2127

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