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Reducing Added Sugars at School Breakfast


The California Department of Education (CDE) recognizes that breakfasts offered through the School Breakfast Program are an important source of whole grains, fruits, and low-fat or fat-free milk for school-aged children. Schools also have the option to offer vegetables, meats, and meat alternates at breakfast.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Best Practices for Reducing Added Sugars at School BreakfastExternal link opens in new window or tab. training guide is now available for school nutrition professionals. This resource will help school nutrition professionals identify sources of added sugars and provide specific ways to reduce the amount of added sugars in school breakfast meals.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the CDE School Nutrition Programs Team by email at SNPINFO@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, August 12, 2022
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