Meal Pattern

5-Day Breakfast and Lunch Meal Pattern
3-7 Day Breakfast and Lunch Meal Pattern

Production Records

Food Production Record for Breakfast & Lunch (DE121) REV Nov2019: XLS
Instructions for Food Production Records REV Nov2019
Meal Production Evaluation Tool: XLS | Instructions
Afterschool Care Program Menu Planner and Production Record (DE113)(Updating)

Certification Worksheets

Accommodating Disabilities in the
School Meal Program

Reasonable modifications to school meals are required to accommodate students with disabilities.  A written medical statement from a State licensed healthcare professional is required if the modifications cannot be made within the Program meal pattern requirements.  All requests for accommodations must be documented and maintained on file.

Tools and Resources:

Healthy Meal Pattern Guidance and Resources

SP10-2012v9 Questions & Answers on the Final Rule, “Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs”
Updated Offer vs Serve Guidance for the NSLP & SBP Beginning SY2015-16
SP11v2CN Labels Copied with a Watermark Acceptable Documentation
WholeGrain Rich Resource
SP 10-2014 (v3): Smoothies Offered in Child Nutrition Programs (revision)
SP 16-2012: Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products
SP 30-2012: Grain Requirements for the National School Lunch & School Breakfast Programs
SP 31-2013: Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program
SP 02-2013: Corn Masa (Dough) for Use in Tortilla Chips, Taco Shells, and Tamales

Meal Pattern Promotions

The are provided as a courtesy. You are REQUIRED to have signage, but you do not have to use these.

Lunch OVS Components Signage FRONT 8.5 x 11
Lunch Serving Line Component Tray BACK 8.5×11

Breakfast OVS Components FRONT 8.5×11
Breakfast Serving Line Component Tray BACK 8.5×11

Breakfast Meal Pattern Chart
Lunch Meal Pattern Chart

USDA NSBP Meal Requirements QA-A3
USDA NSLP Meal Requirements QA-A2

Vegetable Subgroup Resources

New Meal Pattern Subgroup Handout: 8.5″ x 11″ | 24″ x 18″)

Dark Green Vegetables: 11″ x 17″ | 18″ x 24″)

Red/Orange Vegetables: 1 1″ x 17″ | 18″ x 24″)

Starchy Vegetables: 11″ x 17″ | 18″ x 24″)

Legumes: 11″ x 17″ | 18″ x 24″

Other Vegetables: 11″ x 17″ | 18″ x 24″

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