Menu Planning Tools Approved for Certification for Six Cent Reimbursement


The following tools are approved by USDA for use in certification of compliance with new National School Lunch Program meal pattern requirements. This site is the official list of the only tools authorized to certify schools as eligible for the six cent reimbursement under the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act. Commercially available certification tools will be listed here as they are approved for school lunch certification purposes. State agencies are responsible for monitoring all breakfast certification processes.

The programs listed at this link may be used for the nutrient analysis portion of the six cent certification under Option 1.

For the coming school year, SY 2013-2014, all tools that have already been approved for use in certification of compliance with lunch meal requirements will maintain that approval.