This information is provided to assist State agencies, school food authorities, and local schools with the selection of a software program that has been USDA-approved for nutrient analyses required in the school meal programs.
Only USDA-approved nutrient analysis software may be used to conduct nutrient analyses for an Administrative Review.
Software approved by USDA for nutrient analysis may also be used for:
- nutrient analysis portion of six cent certification (certification of compliance) for lunch;
- nutrient analysis portion of six cent certification (certification of compliance) for breakfast; and
- nutrient analysis of recipes to ensure compliance with Smart Snack standards.
Note that only nutrient analysis software approved by USDA are considered an allowable cost to the non-profit school food service account.
For six cent certification for lunch, the USDA-approved menu planning software listed at this link
may be used. Many of the software approved for use with nutrient analysis are also approved for menu planning (certification of compliance).