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Category: USDA compliance

In December, the USDA issued a final rule related to whole grains, sodium and milk in school meals. The rule, in effect, made provisional flexibilities in place since 2017 permane…
In December, the USDA made provisional flexibilities to school meals permanent. NutriStudents K-12 menus successfully met the 100% whole grain requirement prior to the temporary provision. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/our-menus-surpass-usda-guidelines/


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Category: USDA compliance

We have had some clients asking about the USDA nutritional guidelines relative to bag lunches - those occasional meals provided to students when they're still in the care of your …
We have had some clients asking about the USDA nutritional guidelines relative to bag lunches - those occasional meals provided to students when they're still in the care of your school/district but aren't able to eat in the cafeteria. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/common-question-what-about-bag-lunches/


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Category: USDA compliance

Many schools these days have preK programs in addition to serving K-12 students. Food service procedures can be a little confusing when mixing age populations. Thankfully, the USD…
Many schools these days have preK programs in addition to serving K-12 students. The USDA provides some guidance on serving procedures when preK students co-mingle with older students at meal times. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/serving-co-mingled-populations/


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Category: USDA compliance

This Election Day seems like the perfect time to remind districts that, as much as possible, you need to "Buy American" for your foodservice program. The William F. Goodling Child…
Operators of child nutrition programs, such as the National School Lunch Program, are required to procure produce, proteins and processed foods of American origin. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/schools-required-buy-american/


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Category: USDA compliance

The USDA has announced flexibility in the child nutrition guidelines related to milk, sodium and whole grains for the 2018-2019 school year. [UPDATE: The USDA made the provisi…
USDA has made exceptions to child nutrition guidelines for the 2018-19 school year to help NSLP and SBP operators. https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/guideline-flexibility-2018-2019/


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Category: USDA compliance

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act provides an additional 6-cents per-lunch reimbursement to school districts certified to be in compliance with the Act's meal pattern requirements…
https://nutristudentsk-12.com/news/fresh-bites-blog/claiming-your-additional-6-cent-reimbursement1/


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