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GIS 17: USDA Recipes for Schools

Nutrition Services Division, General Information Sheet

Programs: School Nutrition Programs

Date: May 2006

To: Sponsors of School Nutrition Programs

Subject: USDA Recipes for Schools

The following information has been disseminated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for School Districts and schools that participate in any child nutrition program.

Nothing precludes a sponsor from using other recipes that meet school meal requirements for federal reimbursement. The following Web sites provide guidance on the implementation of the revised recipes and for discontinuing the use of the old recipes:

An Interim Rule modifies and adds to program regulations. At the same time, state agencies, program institutions, and the public may comment upon any and all of its provisions. For this Interim Rule, USDA will consider comments that are postmarked on or before September 1, 2005. The Final Rule will address the comments that are received.

USDA Recipes for Schools, MemoCode: SP 17-2006, March 28, 2006 at

USDA Recipes for Schools Order Form at

Beginning July 1, 2006, the revised recipes contained in the “USDA Recipes for Child Nutrition Program - Schools,” currently posted at the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) Web sites, should be the ONLY USDA recipes used for meeting school meal requirements for federal reimbursement. Please note that significant changes have been made to several of the online USDA recipes.

These recipes are currently available online at:

Recipes listed in alphabetical order at
Recipes listed by recipe number at

Implementing the Revised School Meal Recipes, MemoCode: SP 10-2006, January 18, 2006 at

If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate SNP specialist listed on form SNP 21 in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System. You may also contact the SNP Unit Secretary by phone at 916-322-1450 or 800-952-5609.

Questions:   School Nutrition Programs Unit | 800-952-5609
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