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Part 5: Meal Pattern Requirements for Vended Meals

The School Nutrition Programs Procurement Guidance Series online training.

Course Description

Learn the meal pattern requirements for breakfasts and lunches served in the School Nutrition Programs (SNP) that are provided by vended meal contractors, understand the SNP Operator and vended meals contractor’s responsibilities, and share common findings related to meal pattern requirements.

  • Course Number: 680
  • Training Length: 43 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: SNP business officials, SNP food service staff, vended meals contracts
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Course updated last: March 2020

Online Course

Begin the Part 5: Meal Pattern Requirements for Vended Meals course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course.


  • Crediting: 0.75 hours
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objective: Nutrition Requirements (1110)

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties or questions regarding contracts, please contact the Procurement Resources Unit by email at

For meal pattern questions, contact the SNP meal pattern team by email at

Questions:   Procurement Resources Unit |
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 7, 2023
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