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 USDA Meal Pattern and Nutrition Standards

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 Smart Snacks (Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools)

​​On July 29, 2016, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a Final Rule entitled "Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010." This final rule is effective September 27, 2016.


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 Professional Standards for all School Nutrition Programs Employees

​The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) released the Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel final rule on March 2, 2015. This USDA final rule establishes professional standards for State and local school nutrition programs personnel in regards to hiring for new School Nutrition Programs Directors and establishes required annual training hours for all School Nutrition Programs Employees. The final rule is effective July 1, 2015.

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