Menu PlanningNutrition Standards for School Meals
Includes regulations, information about menu planning and nutrient analysis software, and the Child Nutrition Labeling Program.
Menu Planning Tools
Menu planning tools, sample menus, and nutrient analysis information for school food service professionals.
What’s Shaking: Creative Ways to Boost Flavor with Less Sodium
A national collaborative sodium reduction initiative to foster creative ways to boost flavor and maximize taste to support efforts to lower the sodium content of school meals. This Web site is dedicated to helping the school community find the resources they need to ensure school meals meet current sodium standards.
Purchasing and Procurement
Provides resources on procurement practices and regulations, competitive purchasing, and forecasting.
USDA Foods (Commodity) Resources
Includes information for the administration of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and other Child Nutrition Programs, and provides recipes and meal plans using USDA foods.
What's in Season?
Choosing fruits and vegetables that are in season is a great way to stretch food dollars. Learn about the fruits and vegetables that are fresh and in abundance each season!
Find recipes, fact sheets, resources, and nutritional information to help you and your staff incorporate more beans into the menu.
Fruits and Vegetables
Find recipes, fact sheets, and other resources to help serve more fruits and vegetables.
MyPlate encourages you to "Make at least half your grains whole grains." Help students meet this goal!
Information and tools for diabetes management, food allergies, vegetarian diets, and other special diet needs in school.