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TN Resource: Offering Meat/Meat Alternates in SBPs

The California Department of Education is pleased to share the following new resource from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Team Nutrition (TN), that provides guidance to Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Operators on how they can offer meat/meat alternates (M/MA) as part of a reimbursable breakfast in the School Breakfast Program (SBP).

This colorful training guide includes information on meal pattern requirements, tips for menu planning, sample menus, and success stories. The resource is available in English and in Spanish.

To download the PDF or order copies in print, please visit the USDA Offering M/MA at School Breakfast web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab..

This resource is part of the USDA TN Back to School Support Kit for School Year 2021–22. For additional resources, visit the USDA TN Back to School web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab..

Contact Information

If you have questions about these resources, please contact the USDA TN by email at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
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