School Menu Planning OptionsInformation and resources on the Food-Based Menu Planning (FBMP) approach for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP).
For information on the Final Rule issued January 26, 2012, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrition Standards for School Meals Web page.
Studies and Reports
Forms and Guidance
Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodation (DOC)
CNP 925 - This form is used by parents/guardians to have a medical authority prescribe special meals or accommodations during meals.
Available translations of the Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations for Child Nutrition Programs (Dated Aug-2017)
Standardized Recipe Form (DOC)
Vendor Product List Form (DOC)
Trainings and Webinars
Meal Pattern Resources and Trainings
Includes local training schedules and registration instructions, Webinar schedules and links, online training modules, and question and answers guidance.
Offer Versus Serve: Guidance for the NSLP and the SBP
An updated resource provided by the USDA for SY 2015–16.
A current list of nutrient analysis software approved for use in the NSLP and the SBP.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact the NSD by e-mail at HHFKA@cde.ca.gov.
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