Polices Affecting Student 's Selection

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Polices affecting student’s selection The new law requires a variety of fruits and vegetables, which are consist with the DGAs, new standards for offer versus serve, a food-based menu planning (FBMP), new procedures established for menu planning for Age/grade group categories. During implementation half of grains has to be whole grain-rich; two-year post implementation all grains has to be whole grain-rich (Public Law 113-179, 2011). The requirements for fruits at breakfast under 7CFR 220 schools must offer 1 cup of fruit daily and 5 cups of fruit weekly. Vegetables may be substituted for fruits, but the first two cups per week of any such substitution must be from the dark green, red/orange, beans and peas (legumes) or “Other vegetables” subgroups, as defined in 210.10(c)(2). No more than half of the fruit or vegetable offerings may be in the form of juice. All juice must be 100% full-strength (7CFR_220 SBP, 2016). All grains at breakfast time must be whole-grain-rich. There was no meat/meat alternate at breakfast time. It was allowed only after 1 ounce equivalent of grains requirement is met (7CFR_220 SBP, 2016). The nutrition standards for National School Lunch Program require lunches to offer the food components and quantities specified in the meal pattern, five components which are fruit, vegetable, meat/meat alternate, whole grain-rich, and milk. A daily serving of fruit weekly but over a week no more than half of fruit offered could be in the form of juice.

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