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).
Nutrient Analysis Software Approved by USDAList of Approved Nutrient Analysis Software
The nutrient analysis software programs listed on this page are currently approved by USDA for nutrient analyses required in the school meal programs.
Child Nutrition Database
The Child Nutrition (CN) Database is the required nutrient database for nutrient analysis software approved by USDA for nutrient analyses required in the school meal programs.