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What is the USDA recipe standardization guide for school nutrition programs?
The USDA Recipe Standardization Guide for School Nutrition Programs is a “how-to” guide on recipe standardization for school nutrition recipe developers. Team Nutrition Cooks! is a series of cooking-based nutrition activities for out-of-school and afterschool programs, for children around ages 8 to 12 years old.
What are CACFP recipes?
These recipes provide child care centers with delicious meals and snacks that meet the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal pattern requirements. These kid-friendly recipes include whole grains, legumes, and a variety of vegetables. They also include crediting information to make menu planning easier.
How many large quantity recipes have been standardized by USDA?
More than 400 large quantity recipes have been standardized by USDA and include information on how the recipe contributes toward the updated meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch Program and other USDA Child Nutrition Programs.
What is on the USDA recipes for schools CD-ROM?
The CD-ROM contains the recipe files listed alphabetically by recipe name, by recipe number, and by recipe category. As stated in our January 18, 2006, memorandum to State Agencies (policy memorandum SP 10-2006), beginning July 1, 2006, schools must use the new USDA Recipes for Schools for meeting meal requirements for Federal reimbursement.