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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 is USDA-approved nutrient analysis software?
This information is provided to assist state agencies, school food authorities, and local schools with the selection of a software program that has been USDA-approved for nutrient analyses required in the school meal programs. Only USDA-approved nutrient analysis software may be used to conduct nutrient analyses for an Administrative Review.
What is nutrient analysis?
nutrient analysis of recipes to ensure compliance with the Smart Snacks in School standards. Note that only nutrient analysis software approved by USDA are considered an allowable cost to the non-profit school food service account.
Is nutrient analysis software an allowable cost to non-profit school food service?
Note that only nutrient analysis software approved by USDA are considered an allowable cost to the non-profit school food service account. For certification for the additional performance-based reimbursement for lunch, the USDA-approved menu planning software listed here may be used.