Menu PlanningMenu Planning Tools
Find cycle menus, marketing ideas, and tips for planning menus.
Find recipes, fact sheets, and other resources to help you and your staff incorporate more beans into the menu.
Fruits and Vegetables
Find tips for preparing, serving, and promoting fruits and vegetables. Quantity recipes using fruits and vegetables are also available.
What's in Season?
Choosing fruits and vegetables that are in season is a great way to stretch food dollars. View fact sheets, mini posters, graphics, activities, recipes, and more!
Nutrition Standards for School Meals
Through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by the First Lady and signed by President Obama, USDA made the first major changes in school meals in 15 years.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend reducing daily sodium intake. These resources provides tips to help plan menus with lower sodium.
USDA Foods (Commodity) Resources
View fact sheets, program information, resources, and recipes for using USDA Foods.
MyPlate encourages you to "Make at least half your grains whole grains." Help students meet this goal!
Sections include: Diabetes Management in School and Child Care, Food Allergies, Variations in Meal Requirements / Vegetarian Diets, and Other Special Needs.