Effective July 1, 2012, all NSLP sponsors must implement the new FBMP approach. The SBP sponsors will continue to use their current breakfast menu planning with the exception to offering at least two approved milk choices during the 2012–13 School Year and then fully adopt the new FBMP approach beginning July 1, 2013. Visit Nutrition Requirements for Fluid Milk to see approved milk options.
For more information on the Final Rule issued January 26, 2012, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrition Standards for School Meals Web page.
Comparison of Approaches
Studies and Reports
Forms and Guidance
Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations (DOC; Dated Dated Jun-2012)
CNP 925 - This form is used by parents/guardians to have a medical authority prescribe special meals, or accommodations during meals, which are necessary because of a disability or medical reason.
Available Translations of the Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations (Dated Jun-2012)
Standardized Recipe Form (DOC; Dated Jul-2012)
Vendor Product List Form (DOC; Dated Jun-2012)
Offer Versus Serve Manual (Pending Update)
The USDA is currently revising the Offer Versus Serve manual for lunch to meet the new FBMP.
Letter to Parents Regarding the New Meal Pattern (NMP) (DOC; Dated Dec-2012)
This letter may be utilized by school food authorities to inform and gain the support of parents/guardians during the implementation of the NMP.
The current list of software approved by USDA for menu planning and nutrient analysis.