Recipes for School Food Service

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What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl is a searchable collection of recipes and other resources managed by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agency, namely the Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNCS). This site combines information provided by the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) through MyPlate and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for specific federal nutrition assistance programs. These programs consist of the Child Nutrition Programs, the Food Distribution Programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks: Cookbook for Schools Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Schools (September 2013)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

These recipes feature dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains, and are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar, and sodium.

USDA Recipes for Schools USDA Recipes for Schools (April 2006)


A collection of over 150 standardized recipes developed by USDA for use in the National School Lunch Program.

USDA Standardized Recipes

United States Department of Agriculture.

Recipes for 25-50 and 50-100 servings. New and improved USDA Standardized Recipes on What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl. These recipes provide Child Nutrition Program operators exciting, new, nourishing, and wholesome dishes that meet the current meal pattern requirements. These custom-made recipes have been standardized to provide updated crediting information, including the vegetable subgroups. They also provide recipes that include beans and legumes, whole grains, and dark green and red/orange vegetables.