Dark Green (Romaine, Spinach), Red/Orange (Tomatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes), Beans/Peas (Black Beans, Chickpeas), Starchy (Corn, Potatoes) & Other (Celery, Cucumbers) must be served in specific portion sizes each week
Dairy: Milk must be 1% unflavored, fat free flavored or unflavored
Grains: All grains served in schools must be 51% whole grain rich (waiver option)
Fruit: No more than 50% of fruit offerings may be 100% Juice
Cereals: 6 grams (g) or less per dry oz.
Yogurt: 23 grams (g) or less per 6 oz.
Students must select at least a 1/4 cup of fruit or vegetable
If co-mingled Students must select at least a 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable when following the K-5 meal pattern
Minimum serving size of each item or component must be offered to each student over the course of the meal.
To qualify as a Smart Snack the item must:
Be a grain product that contains 50 percent or more whole grains by weight (have a whole grain as the first ingredient); or
Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food; or
Be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable; and
The food must meet the nutrient standards for calories, sodium, sugar and fats:
Calories: 200 calories or less
Sodium: 200 mg or less
Total Fat: 35% of calories or less
Saturated Fat: Less than 10% of calories
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugar: 35% by weight or less