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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA.
7 CFR Parts 210 and 220 [FNS–2007–0038] RIN 0584–AD59 - ACTION: Final rule.
Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
The new guidelines for the National School Lunch Program include a requirement that,
“Schools must identify, near or at the beginning of the serving line(s), the food items that constitute the unit-priced reimbursable school meal(s).”*
SUMMARY: This final rule updates the meal patterns and nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This rule requires most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fatfree and low-fat fluid milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat and Tran’s fat in meals; and meet the nutrition needs of schoolchildren within their calorie requirements. These improvements to the school meal programs, largely based on recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, are expected to enhance the diet and health of school children, and help mitigate the childhood obesity trend.
DATES: Effective date: This rule is effective March 26, 2012.Compliance date: Compliance with the provisions of this rule must begin July 1, 2012, except as otherwise noted on the implementation table provided in the preamble under supplementary information.
*Source: Federal Register 7 CFR 210 (§ 210.10 )