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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.

How are USDA Foods available to child nutrition programs?

USDA Foods are available to child nutrition programs in three ways: direct delivery, USDA Foods Processing, and the USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Direct delivery items include both unprocessed and minimally processed products, as well as further processed “value-added” items.

When will USDA recipes for schools be available?

The new USDA Recipes for Schools should be available for distribution beginning June 1, 2006. States may order copies for all their School Districts and schools or they may forward the attached electronic order form to their School Districts so the Districts may order for their staff and their schools.

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.

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